The R&D team of SAFTZ has made these type of processes available to the general public.
In this effort, SAFTZ has designed several key products. We believe that switches should never be accidentally thrown.
In this walk through, you will see the process and fabrication techniques used by our team to create a working prototype of our commercial product.
Step 1: Collecting Materials and Tools
Screwdrivers (Phillips and Standard)
1"x1" wood for creating border for key switch
Small piece of Plexiglas
light switch with metal shroud
Thin Metal Pipe (for using the switch)
Assorted Wires and Wire Nuts
Step 2: Standard Switch, Drill Holes
The first thing you want to do is to drill a hole in the board, so that you can feed wires through to the switch. You might find it useful to place the shroud on the board first, and to use a pencil to mark where you want to drill.
The hole doesn't have to be very large, just big enough the feed the wires from the lamp through for the switch.
Step 3: Wire the Switch
Feed the wires through the rear of the board and use a Phillips screwdriver to mount the wires to the contacts.
Step 4: Mount the Switch
Step 5: Mount the Switch Cover
Step 6: Mount the PVC Pipe
Step 7: Drill Hole for Key Switch
Mount the switch in this hole.
Step 8: Cut Frame for Plexiglass
Use the same epoxy to mount the frame to the board, around the mounted switch.
Step 9: Cut the Key Slot With a Dremel & Mount to Frame
Step 10: Wire and Mount the Lamps
Once everything is wired up, plug it in and make sure everything works.
Step 11: Enjoy Using Your SAFTZ Switches
You will need a car key to turn on the key switch. A small diameter metal pole to throw the regular switch. The best technique is to press the pole firmly above or below the switch to throw, and to use your wrists, in a quick flicking action.