Step 4: Handlebar Work
11/30/2010 - yea that dinky switch worked for about ~2 months of oregon rain... (piece of !>#()
any ideas for a good waterproof switch?
I got the little PCB kit from Radio Shack for ~$2. It's similar to the one listed below. I had to cut the board down to size to fit it into the handlebars. I used hot glue to protect the PCB and diodes. (thank Jay for the idea). http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3173937
The qty(4) diodes 1N5818 can be found here for $0.38 each:
All the parts 'n pieces get inserted into the handlebars. Wrapped some of the wires under the handlebar tape (see pic).
Filled up the holes with a glue gun for weather protection.