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    Easy DIY remote waterproof momentary switch

    I was building an Easy2DIY light with switch and power wires through a cable gland out the back, and got to thinking- i am not confident with my soldering of the finicky wire on the waterproof PTT switch I got from Easy2LED, so why not make up a switch using what I have in stock?

    I just used a waterproof momentary switch, added a few layers of heat shrink which I bent 90 degrees while warm, some Velcro, and voila!


    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ZZ5O1l5Qb7hCNfcAUGJqLNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PsnaA4FZses/UTCtI58e3TI/AAAAAAAABqY/imxPJfiT3n0/s640/image.jpg" height="520" width="640" /></a>

    If I get this right, the switch button will just stick out of a helmet vent.
    Last edited by Ofroad'bent; 03-02-2013 at 07:49 PM.

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    neat idea. It's not like you have to put a lot of pressure on it.

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    I like the idea of a monetary switch– press the button, and WHAMMO, you’ve got cash!
    one by nine works just fine but single speed is all ya need

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    Sign me up! Damn you autocorrect- fixed now.

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    Nice work ofroadbent. Does it stay upright or tend to want to rotate to the side when you are trying to press it?

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    No, it sits in the vent securely.

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    good stuff

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    Here was my take on a similar use of one of those momentary switches:

    I used a strip of rubber and have some self adhesive velcro on the rubber/mating vecro on my helmet. The switch drops perfectly into one of the vents...

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    Waterproof remote control

    I put a bunch of crazy lights on my Kona for night time mountain biking and tried to make it look like the truck with a dozen lights from Crocodile Dundee first opening clip with the kangaroo hunters. I have lights shining off every direction and its awesome. I'm going to get some photos to share here this weekend. I built a waterproof remote control for this and I'm making a way to mount my lights on my surfboard for night surfing also using these lights and will share some completed photo shortly as well.

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