Small LED Push Button Setup

So I'm trying to create an LED ring, to where if I squeeze my finger the led will come on with a push button, and squeeze again to turn it off.

So I bought a small series of LED's and Push Buttons from Radio Shack, but cant get it to work the way I need.

I found that the push button switch was for a circuit board or something.

Bear in mind I'm not the best with this type of thing but I thought I could figure it out on my own.

This setup is supposed to be small enough to fit in a ring, so the smaller the better.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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Which switch did you get ?
Pistulio (author)  steveastrouk6 years ago
2.5mm High Tact Switch. With a 5mm Green LED bulb. And a Lithium 3Volt Battery.
Part number ?
What you want isn't available in very small. You'd be better making a locking cover to hold the thing on somehow when needed, if you want to stay small.

Pistulio (author)  steveastrouk6 years ago
Any examples of what you mean here?
Where are you in world ? It helps advise where to get stuff from.
What you want is called a "latching" push button, but I can't find a tiny one for you - the only way to do it would be some electronics as well.