loading

What is today's trend? Fidget, yes. I love the way techydiy make his LED FIDGET SPINNER. I am making one with combination of power tools and hand tools I have. Accuracy is so-so. I enjoy the making process.

But I willl not make a dummy fidget that only spins. I see the fidget with imagination of the ancient key to enter a tomb (Tomb Raider addicted). This idea comes when my kids visit my WorkFice (workspace+office) a lot. Circular saw, power jigsaw, trimmer are considered dangerous to my below-ten-years-old kids. They are curious just like me and I can't keep my eyes on them all the time. Then I decided to make this switch for my WorkFice's power sockets.

Without this little fidget, no one can power nothing in your room. Isn't that cool for safety problem? That's why I added : "The POWER is in your hands" at the title.

edit:
As I was warned by Killekillen, I added this note that this is a prototype and WIRING SAFETY should be taken into SERIOUS consideration.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

  • A small bearing for skate.
  • Two metal dowels. 12 mm in length.
  • Brass connectors from broken socket.
  • A small hinge.
  • Degreaser or multipurpose WD-40.
  • A trimmer/router.
  • A power drill.
  • A power jigsaw/handsaw.
  • Hand files/sander.
  • Chisel.
  • Wood glue.
  • Some 5 mm and 16 mm plywood.
  • Some clamps.
  • Mallet.
  • Hot glue.
  • Solder.
  • Some wires and/or AC plug and socket.
  • Cutter/pen knife.
  • Ruler.
  • Math Compass.
  • Pen/pencil.

Well, it's a long list but some are optional. You will know what you need when you have read till the end.

I mean immediately. Seriously.
I may have misunderstood something, but this looks very far from safe. The metal connector in your box is unshielded when the box is open. If the box is connected to an outlet you may easily get an electric shock when you touch it. Furthermore the cables only have one layer insulation. I don't know what the law says where you live, but that is illegal in many countries. You need double insulated cables. Especially in a workplace like that. Have an electrician install a safety switch to your outlets if you are worried about your kids using the tools. And throw away that box immefoately before someone is electrocuted.

About This Instructable

2,274views

7favorites

License:

Bio: Just an ordinary person who loves #thinking and #tinkering
More by chienline:Ring Toss Game (From a Box) Fidget Switch : the Power Is in Your Hands Arduino Auto Knock 
Add instructable to: