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Default Any ideas on making a clicky switch?

I made a spirograph about a month back, but the thing it lacked was a clicky switch (and variable resistors, but blahh, I spent 2 hours looking round two different towns to find some)

Anyone got any ideas on how to make a clicky switch?
Dont fancy holding down a button on a laser whilst aiming and pressing down a switch/holding two wires together to power the spirograph


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Default Re: Any ideas on making a clicky switch?

why not just get something like a small toggle switch? you should be able to find something in a local hardware store or something
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Default Re: Any ideas on making a clicky switch?

I suppose. I didnt really ask for one of those before.
Everywhere I asked said that they didnt have variable resistors.
theyre not that uncommon are they?

Ill probably trek into brighton next time, ask if they have any resistors or toggle switches.
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Default Re: Any ideas on making a clicky switch?

www.maplin.co.uk they have plenty of clickies and toggles
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Default Re: Any ideas on making a clicky switch?

Thats where my dad recommended when I refused to waste my money going to brighton _
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At least I know there'll be somewhere to get them in brighton
Gives me n wifey somehting to do for a day as well, I suppose.
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Yeah, they sell them, I thought they were momentary, but I checked and they werent, so I plan on using one for my next project.

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