Step 3: First Protection: the Switch Row

I get these switches in a German shop but I think you will find a similar one in USA and UK.
It’s a switch with four positions and a design to fit it directly on a circuit board
I glue the 4 switches to one big block.
Then I push it with the pins on my book and wait a few seconds. When I removed it I see the small dents. I mark them with a pen.
Later I drilled there holes with a 0.6mm drill.
Now I glued the switch row on my book.
I solder the connections with enamelled copper wire to a nice code.
Only with the right switch combination the power can flow from right to left side of the switch row…
Then I cut all pins as short as possible.
Later I cover the switch row with brown buckskin.
<p>Beautifully done sir. May I just ask what alternatives to picaxe 08 can I use? Seems like picaxe is hard to find in my country and I am reluctant purchasing it online. Thanks in advance.</p>
Beautiful now if only I had the skill to make one
Hi where could I get one of these or one similar
This makes me want to play Myst.
what is myst about?
where can I get that notebook, or one similar?
from amazon search for Paper Blanks Grolier Grande
now thats impressive! I have an idea that would make your project even more steampunk, and that would be changing the wires with conductive paint, that way you could save some space make secret switches in your graphic painting on the cover of your sketchbook, good think would be to hide all the electronic components, the servo locking system looks really neat, but it have flaws, like you said you can turn it by hand or with pliers, and its kind of exposed to much, I would change it with two relay lock they would lock be locked in place by spring and unlock when the current is flowing, I would hide them in in large metal lock mechanism similar to old suitcases, I'm not criticizing your project at all, its great, you put a lot of effort and creativity making it and I admire that, its just my way of making it, I have lots of ideas for projects and stuff but I'm just too lazy to make it, hope you use my ideas in your new sketch book when you fill this one. keep up the good work, and good luck.
This is one of the most awesome idea I have seen.. Very creative indeed..
WOW, this is a great great idea, although I don&acute;t use notebook very often I love this stuff. Thank&acute;s!
Loverly idea - could you put either some brass paint or some brass nipple covers on the four plastic switches? Obvious plastic is bad in steampunk. <br> <br>Another idea would be to have a way to replace the bound paper once you've filled it with your writings. <br> <br>Can you turn the servo by hand without the correct code set?
Thanks.<br>If you take a look on the youtube video you will see that i take brass paint on the switch until i found some usefull brass knobs or balls.<br><br>I think it need some years until the book is full then i built a new one :-) i an other style.<br><br>Yes you can turn the servo by hand but it is not so easy that you make it in seconds without any effort. And if you turn it the gears inside make a scary noise. It is faster to take a pliers :-)
Just great! <br>I love the old book style especially - I' going to see if my grandson aged 10 will make this with me.
This is very smart. I'm for sure going to use the mechanism for something and you are a fellow German!
Awesome and gorgeous! I must make one of these - heck make several - the grandkids would love them!
Let me see some picures if you have it in your hands...
Very nice! Beautiful work and a fun piece! I love it!
This is wonderful! I love the details! &lt;3 <br>Lotus
I'm not sure your knuckle joint needs to be soldered in the awkward way you describe. I am a watchmaker and regularly fix broken metal straps which are also effectively a series of knuckle joints. I would drill a hole through both the 4mm and 2mm brass tubes. Then you find or make a slightly tapered pin and drive it through the holes until it will go no further, then file it flush. Taper pins can be bought, or made fairly easily with no more than a pin vice and a file. <br>
PS - I should have said.... cool project!
Congrats on making Hack-a-Day with this project!<br> (and sorry I didn't comment on this sooner!)<br> <br> Here's the link to the Article:<br> http://hackaday.com/2013/01/16/a-steampunk-combination-sketchbook/
Very nice! <br> <br>Now we just need someone to take up the challenge to hide streamline of that hardware so it's flush with the covers. Maybe if you pick a set of covers that juts out beyond the pages somewhat, one could put all the locking mechanism there...
Dear Sir Admiral Aaron von Ravensdsale <br>Ho can I tell you in how deep impressed I am? <br>It is so awsome, unbelievable great!!! <br> <br>Take a bow!!!! <br>Ten Stars worth if that would have been possible <br>Yours Aeon Junophor
That is AWESOME!!!
That is AWESOME!!!
Oh my. . . That is gorgeous. I really wish I knew a place with those materials &gt;_&lt; This is an amazing Instructable. Thanks for sharing!
Awesome! I love a lot of steampunk projects but functional ones are incredible.. Thanks for sharing!
Well documented, great photos, great project.<br /> <br /> <em>Teach me your ways.</em><br /> <br /> GM

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