There are easier ways to flash LEDs but this project is sure creative!
“The premise is easy all you want to do is rotate a coffee (or whatever type can on axis of its length like a drum rolling down a hill) with a small motor spinning it. You need one contact point that will be consistent to supply power to the drum, and etched areas through the paint to contact brushes to complete the circuit this circuit illuminates the LED’s. Be sure to use a DC power source for this part, god forbid you become a ghost while making this.”
Why was it so complicated?
Because I was completely electronics illiterate then.
Plus I was out of work, had all these pieces laying about, and had time to kill.
Not to mention this was made in ’99
The rube goldberg comment to me is a compliment, I was trained as a silversmith, self taught as a CAD designer, sysAdmin and programmer.
I just went with caveman technologies I knew.