Any of the smaller electronic candles I have seen required you to blow on it like you would a real candle to turn it off and 90 degree or better rotation to turn the light on. The larger candles seem to have a switch on the bottom side. Nifty idea I guess. Makes for candle fun without the fire danger.
It is a lot of fun to play with sensors and design circuits. I think someone was just having fun and used it as an opportunity to play. If I could have gotten paid to design something like that and was given the budget to do so, I would have had fun with the bells and whistles too!
Haha definetly a not so bright idea, sometimes you just see these type of products and think that what were they thinking? you just have to see what is needed from the product, instead of taking it too far and wasting the resources on it.
Hahaha, that reminds me of a story I read years ago about the specification of leather preparation for the military required llama dung. The requirement was there for so long no one remembered why. They finally concluded it was used to odor treat the fresh leather used in saddles to keep the horses calm.
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