I am attempting to make an LED light up using a capacitor.
My approach: I am attempting to connect a switch, capacitor and LED in series. My assumption is that when i press the switch the capacitor will start charging. AFter i release the switch i expect the LED to light up for some brief amount of time.
Whats happening: As soon as i click on th switch and LED lights up for an instance and goes off. However, (after holding the switch for approx 10-15 secs) i let it go, the LED doesn't light up.
Below is what the circuit looks like. Any feedback on my approach, circuit or on whats happening?
NOTE: The arduino board is just being used to power the circuit.