Introduction: Turn Off Light From Bed
Well my mom likes to wake me up for school in the morning my turning on my light, and I got tired of being blinded first thing in the morning and having to walk across the room just to turn off the light, so I decided to make a quick way of turning off the light from my bed. This is a fairly easy instructable (i think), i also thought it was quite fun to do. Note: this only works with the flip-style light switch.
Step 1: Materials
old light switch cover
project box (i used an altoids tin)
2 momentary push button switches
lots of wire
2 AAA battery packs (I used 1 AA and 1 AAA)
hot glue sticks
drill (not shown)
wire cutters/ wire strippers (not shown)
hot glue gun
Step 2: The Case
I drilled a hole in the side for the wires going to the motor to go out, then I drilled 2 holes in the top for the wires to the buttons.
Step 3: Build the Circuit
Follow the schematic below to build the circuit. But: DO NOT ATTATCH TO MOTOR YET! just twist the 2 ends together for now. Make sure to thread the wires out of the holes for the buttons before soldering. I hot glued the 2 battery packs to the bottom of the case and hot glued the 2 buttons on top to hold them in place.
Step 4: The Motor
For this step, I held the motor against the light switch to figure out where to position it and marked with a pencil. now take off the faceplate for the lightswitch. I drilled a hole for the screw to come up to help hold the motor on the plate, then I hot glued the motor onto the faceplate. you may have to loosen or tighten the screw to get the motor to turn off the light efficiently.
Step 5: Final Touches
now solder a wire to each of the ones you twisted in step 3. (there should only be 2, both have a positive and negative twisted together) then thread the 2 wires out of the hole in the side of the case (put a knot on the inside to prevent the cable from pulling out). now solder the other ends of the wires to the points on the motor. now just screw the faceplate back on the wall. finally figure out which button turns on the light and which one turns off the light (I made a label). and test it out to make sure it works.
Step 6: All Done!
below is a video of me using my switch. please comment and rate. I hope you enjoyed this Instructable. thanks for viewing :)
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