It's a funny thing, but of all the wacky little inventions I've come up with since starting this blog, my DIY waterproof switch is the one I'm currently most proud of.
Here's how to build one.
I searched all over the place for ages until I decided to make myself a drink and found this inside my soft drink bottle.
It already looks a little like a button.
This would allow me to press the button from the other side and hold it in place.
And the drink I'd made earlier.
And a box marked "Adjustable head magnifying glass".
Presumably, packaging for a device used to magnify heads.
I figured with the ball bearing giving pre-tension, the glue should hold the gasket in it's new bubble shape to some degree,.
And it did.
This is the finished product from the inside.
Now when I mount a small tactile switch behind it, I should be able to press it from the outside so I can keep the electronics safe in a water proofed section of PVC.
It even works (if you can call that colour selection working (I was in a hurry))....
120 things in 20 years Electronics - DIY waterproof switch build
All button pressing by Mrs 120ThingsIn20years.
Mrs. 120ThingsIn20years is highly skilled at pushing buttons, and in the interests of domestic harmony, this should never be attempted at home.
Only one soft drink bottle was harmed in any way during this video production.
My drink was delicious
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