Make a Switch: ITP-linko!

For this assignment, we were tasked to create a switch. Introducing…

Completed ITPlinko circuit

Completed ITPlinko circuit

Drop a quarter at the top - you might just be the next winner! In order to activate the white LED strip at the bottom, the quarter must drop into the winning slot to complete the circuit.

ITPlinko Materials:

  • Found wood

  • 1-1/2” nails

  • Battery pack

  • (3) AA Batteries

  • LED Strip

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Quarter


  1. Gather wood and trim to size

  2. Drill pilot holes in wood and screw in side and bottom borders

  3. Map out nail placement in game board

  4. Hammer in nails to create the quarter’s obstacle course

  5. Connect battery pack’s ground wire to ground of LED strip.

  6. Create foil sections that will need to be connected in order to act as a switch to complete the circuit.

  7. Connect battery pack’s power wire to one foil section. Connect other foil section to LED strip’s power contact.

  8. Turn on battery and drop in your quarter!