Step 1: Stuff you Need
- a small bottle and cork (mine came with my metalic beads...score!)
- some tiny metalic beads (Some are conductive, some are not. anything silvery usually is, they need to be tiny to flow well and make good overall contact. A decent substitute would be teeny balls of tin foil.)
- paper clips or a similar stiff bit of wire
- a thicker gauge of copper wire, I used house wiring
- some hook-up wire
- some glue or some acrylic paint
- small needle nose pliers
- a soldering iron
- a pin (safety pin, sewing needle)
- a small container
- a turn of the century mood
Step 2: Empty Two Bottles
Now make a little paper funnel and pour a small quantity of beads into each of the two empty bottles, a quarter of the volume should be fine.
Step 3: Make The Contacts
Take your sewing needle and 'pre-drill' two holes in each cork by carefully pushing the needle through the cork, work slowly, the corks are fragile and brittle.
Once your holes are pre-drilled, you can push your contacts through.
Use the paint to seal things up and lend some support to the cork. I did this later, now would have been a better time, learn from my mistakes, and do this step now. (you will see that in the next step, mine are not yet painted).
Once the paint is dry, go ahead and solder some leads to one of the contacts for each switch.