Toggle between front and rear view cameras on one display in car?

I installed a front and rear view camera in my car, have a display that only accepts 1 RCA input, and want to be able to toggle between the two video feeds.  I've seen pictures of other people that have done this with what appears to be a simple toggle switch but I can't find any wiring diagrams/instructions.  Can anyone shine some light on this for me and explain how to do it? 

Posted by mrwd40 7 years ago


loosen toggle switch

I'm trying to build a "most useless machine" with the dpdt method.  I found a dpdt mini toggle, but its still hard to flip.  anyone know a way to make it easier to flip

Asked by Rob311 7 years ago


Automatic Vacuum Toggle Review? Answered

I'm working on building an automatic vacuum toggle to use with power tools. I'm basing the design on what I found here https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Shop-Vac-Dust-Collector/ I have modified the base design to allow a little more flexibility and to make the switch box portable: https://wiki.jasig.org/display/~edalquist/Vacuum+Toggle The part I'm most unsure about is the simple RC network that is acting as a time-delay for the big relay. I've done a bunch of reading but it seems like ever RC delay diagram I find is different. I have the big parts on their way and will be stopping by a local place for the small stuff. I'm planning on posting a detailed instructable once I get the thing working.

Asked by edalquist 5 years ago


switch help

I'm doing a school contest with a car which requires a toggle switch. I'm gtoing to use a dcd to dc converter to give me an edge. The only problem is that it needs to be a momentary switch. whenever you push the switch down it goes on. Whenever you push it down again it turns off. Any idea for a circuit so that a spdt (3 pins) toggle switch will act like a momentary switch each time it's flicked for a time like a second?

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago


how to toggle two LEDS with transistors? Answered

For my electronics class, we had to program an arduino and build a simple circuit. I opted for a traffic light that switches its lights when a bathroom is being occupied. For the real project I used a bipolar relay switch, which I can toggle with just one output from the arduino. This system is now built in in my local coffeeshop. The thing is, I have to do an assessment about this project, and  it is not possible for me to use the original system, and I don't have a relay laying around. I do however have multiple transistors. Since these are electronic switches, just like relays, it seems possible to me to use these to turn one LED on and the other off and vice versa, with only one signal. I can't come up with the proper schematic for this.. can anybody help me?

Asked by bobiebob 4 years ago


router bypass (/w toggle switch)

Hello, it's been a while. This problem requires someone with IT experience, and basic wiring. (the two go hand-in-hand really.) An ethernet cable is made up of 8 color-coded cables. the colors are brown, brown-white, blue, blue-white, orange, orange-white, green, and green-white.(for ease of coloring, I didn't differentiate between the mixed/solid wires) The principle works similar to that of a lag switch. The solid orange cable handles the data flow, and in lag switches it is "cut" by a  simple on/off switch. But here, Instead of the solid orange cable being "cut" by the switch, it simply switches the input. Hence the toggle switch.  **I realise you can do the same thing with port forwarding, but however hard I try, it does not work. Even software made to do it won't let me. Before i go out and by 4 ethernet cables that i don't need, i was wondering if this concept would work. From the modem out, the ethernet cable is spliced into two wires, which had two paths: path 1: directly to the router, out a router port and to the switch (red line picture 2) path 2: directly to the switch. (red line picture 3) from the switch, the cable goes directly into the computer tower. with a simple flick of the switch,  the input to the switch would either go through or bypass the router. although the green and blue current (amps) is split, the amperage is joined again at the switch because of Kirchoff's current (?) law. although the orange is split, it cannot flow through both wires at the same time because one will not have any place to flow. because the internal wires are twisted to reduce interference, I would use the required minimum of 2 feet for any segment. Q1: would this work? Q2: if so, would this effect the router because the power is split.  Q3: if so, would an 8-pole toggle switch be the solution? Q4: would this have any negative effects with the power going moving at different rates (destructive interference) Q5: would an alternate setup be more plausible? (see picture 4) Thanks in advance -Pyro

Posted by ich bin ein pyro 6 years ago


Multi circuit switch

I'm sure everyone on here has seen a million post on switches but this is a bit different... maybe. I need a switch that has 3 positions on-off-on. I have seen these. The only thing is I need it with multiple circuits. I don't know how to explain it, but I think I need something different. More like 4 pins instead of 3. Im very new to the DIY scene so if this is a absolutely stupid question let me know. I'm sure I'll have more to come! lol

Posted by Foreverhex 9 years ago


Dalek Gun Toggle Shooter

I'm trying to make a Dalek gun that uses a toggle switch to push & pull the gun's shooter in & out. I made a simple toggle & the shooter only moves half an inch. I need some help to make a toggle with a gear system or extra levers to push out the shooter further.

Posted by elkaddalek 1 year ago


How do I switch a Push button Switch to a toggle switch?

I bought EL wire and the power is a push button switch and would like to know how i could change it to a toggle switch also if anyone knows how to change it from battery powered to powered by the car ild greatly appreciate it for that I was thinking of using a fuse tap though

Asked by alphashark45 5 years ago


How to create a simple on/off toggle button for small LED light?

I have these small LED spoke lights for bicycles. It operates by screwing the black plastic piece down to complete a circuit with the battery. Unscrewing breaks the connection.  What I want to do is create a button that will complete/break the circuit turning the light on or off. I don't want the end result to be much larger than it is now if possible. The reason for he size constraint is because the light will go inside a small rubber ball. Squeezing the ball will press the button. This seems like a fairly simple task but my lack of circuit/electronics experience (plus this head-cold) keeps me from thinking of a simple solution. Maybe a toggle button is asking too much (too large, complex?). If so, I'd resort to have the light come on only while pressed down. This seems simple as well (bending a paperclip just right does the trick, but I'd prefer the on/off toggle. I appreciate any tips and suggestions. I can also answer any questions to make things more clear if needed.

Posted by Seasick Pirate 3 years ago


Help wiring a toggle switch??

Hi there, i need some advice on how to wire a toggle switch between a battery voltage monitor and a battery so that I can switch the monitor on and off as required. My problem is that i need to pass 4 seperate wires through the toggle switch however I do not know enough about how a toggle switch works to achieve this. Here is a video that shows what I am trying to achieve; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPLNywzmnAk&feature=feedlik This is a voltage monitor for a lithium polymer battery for use on an Airsoft Electric Gun (AEG) the battery is stored inside a plastic box ,which is shown below, and i would like to insert the voltage monitor inside the plastic box with a toggle switch for turining it on and off I have some pictures attached to show what exactly it is I am using and to hopefully explain more clearly. Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated as I am at a loss about how to approach this.

Posted by dwelby101 7 years ago


I'm trying to make an alarm clock with a wireless toggle/snooze switch. Can anyone help me identify what to wire?

So my concept is to rewire the alarm off switch for the clock so that I can use a wireless doorbell chime as a wireless snooze switch which I can place far away (that way I can't just turn it off and go back to sleep). I already cracked both of them open and took a look at the wiring. I'd just like some help to know which parts of the chime I can use as a trigger for the alarm clock. The clock i'm using has a push button for the snooze and a 4-way switch for the alarm on/off and settings. I figure it'll be a lot easier if I just tap into the snooze.

Asked by Moshmast 5 years ago


Need Help with record player wiring/electrical

Hi this is my first post here I have a self contained record player. Its from the mid 70', in great shape and looks really cool. I want to use it to play records and also to play an ipod. It has a mic jack that I use to hook up the ipod. Everything is great except one detail I overlooked - anytime the the record player is turned on, the turntable i engaged. Picture it as the ipod playing nicely yet the tuntable is spinning the whole time. What I dont like about that scenario is that the turntable will be getting heavy use even when its not technically playing a record. So I am really hoping to come up with a way that to disengage the turntable yet still get power to the unit. I took the thing apart and inspected it last night. There are 2 and only 2 wires running to the turntable portion of the unit. My thought is that if I clip these wires and add a toggle on/off switch that i could power up the unit and then control the turntable separately with this new on/off switch. It seems kind of simple to me BUT I dont want to do anything stupid and ruin the entire thing. Also I have no idea if by adding a on/off toggle if somehow theres an unequal distribution of power that can cause problems...basically I dont know much!! so if anyone has any thoughts Id love to hear them! thanks so much. if anything is unclear I can post pics too if that would help. thanks so much! eric

Posted by eric_o83 9 years ago


how can i turn a 2 second pulse output to a toggle output?

I want to turn a garage door opener into a remote relay because i have a million and one uses for it, but when the sensor senses the signal, it activates the internal relay for a second or two, i want to know if or how i can turn that into a toggle output so when i press the button it turns the rely on if it's off and vice versa. if i need to mod the receiver circuit that's great, but i also plan on using this for a proximity sensor: http://www.ikalogic.com/ir_prox_sensors.phpand if anyone can tell me how to use a 4013 or something like that to do this, i can kill 2 birds with one stone. thanks in advance!

Asked by the judge 8 years ago


3-way LED Circuit? Answered

I recently published an instructable on how to make an LED bike light, and I want to make some improvements. I want to use a 3-way toggle switch to give the LEDs three modes: on, off, and flashing. I know I will need a 555 timer, but I do not know how I would wire this to the switch. Thanks! Adam

Asked by Adambowker98 5 years ago


Audio switch with four inputs and push button toggle?

I'm looking to create a device similar to this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Audio-switch-2-inputs-1-output/ However I need four inputs and I would be using a push button as the means to jump between inputs. If I could also have some sort of indicator LED that would be helpful. Not quite sure how to tackle this project.

Asked by Nameless37 3 years ago


Best way to switch multiple circuits?

Hi, all - first time posting. I have limited knowledge with electronics and have come across a scenario where I basically need a kill-switch for a cable with 9 ends. I can't find any sort of toggle switch (SPST, DPDT, etc..) that would accommodate that many wires. I started reading up on digital bus switch IC's. It seems a 10-digit one like this would work, leaving one unused. http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/74CBTLV3861PW,118/568-8418-1-ND/2765135 My question: is this the easiest solution? I simply don't know what all options exist, so any advice from someone more experienced would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time. -Caleb

Posted by calebpaul 2 years ago


What's the easiest way to set up a wired remote power switch for my cable modem that constantly needs to be reset? Answered

I'm tired of reaching back and pulling the cable out. I have never done any of this before but am really interested in learning. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Asked by paintedbull 8 years ago


Switching voltage inputs with a chip

I have a small project I'm working on that uses rechargeable batteries.  However I want the device to stop drawing from the batteries whenever an external power source is plugged in.  (The external power source would then power the internal battery charger and the main device.)  Is there a chip or circuit that could be used for this?  My only alternative is to modify the power supply port to include a micro spdt that will switch when plugged in.  But I'd rather like to avoid that.

Posted by stalledaction 7 years ago


On/Off/On Toggle switch to 2 separate power sources?

I am trying to setup up LED/s on my motorcycle. I am just wondering how to wire it correctly to 2 separate power sources. The On/Off/On should operate like this: Left "on" : LED's powered by Bike battery Center "Off" Right "on" : LED's powered by 12v DC Battery Pack Anyone know how to set this up? The 3 function toggle switch I have only has 3 prongs.

Asked by dperuyero jr. 6 years ago


Toggling LCD Backlight with arduino ?

Hey, I'm working on a project where I need my LCD to toggle between On/Off.  By default, the LCD is OFF showing nothing. When button is pressed, LCD should be ON. When the button is pressed again, the LCD will display a “shutdown” warning message at which the user can confirm or cancel. Right now, I just need the ON/OFF function to work (without warning message). This is the code I have been trying, but it doesn't work properly. #include #include const int Temp = 0; const int Press = 1;      const int Noise = 2;          const int Settings = 3; const int ON_OFF = 8; const int LCD_LIGHT = A4; int buttonState0 = 0; int buttonState1 = 0; int buttonState2 = 0; int buttonState3 = 0; int buttonState4 = 0; bool isLcdOn = false; LiquidCrystal lcd(12, 11, 4, 5, 6, 7); void setup() {   Serial.begin(9600);   lcd.begin(16, 2);   lcd.noDisplay();   pinMode(Settings, INPUT);   pinMode(Temp, INPUT);   pinMode(Press, INPUT);   pinMode(Noise, INPUT);   pinMode(ON_OFF, INPUT);   pinMode (LCD_LIGHT, OUTPUT);     } void loop() {   buttonState4 = digitalRead(ON_OFF);   if (buttonState4 == LOW)   {     isLcdOn = !isLcdOn;     if(isLcdOn){       lcd.clear();       lcd.setCursor(4, 0);       lcd.print("WELCOME");       lcd.display();       digitalWrite(LCD_LIGHT, HIGH);           }   }     else{       lcd.noDisplay();       digitalWrite(LCD_LIGHT, LOW);     } delay(2000);   }

Asked by BME22 8 months ago


help needed to wire a series of toggle switches

Can anybody please show me how to wire a series of 7 toggle switches. The switches are 3 amp 2 or 3 pole, a diagram would be very helpfull with an explanation. Or a video

Posted by Woodycrafts 8 years ago



^Superscript^ / Subscript

Using a caret in this site toggles superscript on and off.e.g. SuperscriptDoes anyone know how to toggle subscript?L

Posted by lemonie 11 years ago


el wire toggle switch?

I am going to ordering some el wire that comes with an adapter and i want to just use the power source but a toggle switch instead for a on/off switch. i want to use a radio shack toggle switch  http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062493 how would i do this? should i use a different power source and the switch? any help would be great

Asked by jason805 7 years ago


On/Off/On Toggle switch to 2 separate power sources to power one device?

I have a device the i want to have an on-off-on switch power the device switching from 12AC adaptr to off to powered by 12DC battery. the switch that I have has a 6 terminals

Asked by jagoabn 3 years ago


how can i incorporate toggle switches as volume control instead of a dial in a radio? Answered

I'm a beginner to electronics. soldering leds to resistors to wires to battery holders is my only experience but i found a radio kit when i was tidying the house i don't know what brand the label is faded to yellow. is it possible to use toggle switches as a volume control? say 5 switches and the first on means 1/5th volume second means 2/5ths etc. thank you

Asked by Scotty3000 7 years ago



Looking for code to make a Atting85 into a Toggle Touch LED light?

I want to make a simple touch lamp using an attiny85 that will toggle on and off with a single touch point. I have looked on the web and found lots of touch code, but nothing that exactly fits my need. I am not a programmer and cannot tweak someone else code. I will be running the whole thing off rechargeable AA batteries. Thanks for the help!

Asked by BeerCzar 3 years ago


how do i use the DPDT toggle switch, and have two audio input and one audio output

I would like to use it to have to audio input and have one output to my amp

Asked by KdogK 1 year ago


Schematic needed for square wave generator.

I need a schematic and the code for a square wave generator, with the following specs (although it is a bit specific) Repition Rate (external trigger, 20 Hz 200 Hz 2KHz 20 KHz 2 Mhz and 5 MHz) controlled by a rotory switch. a vernier (pot) controlling pulses per second.) a single shot button (N.O. push button) external trigger (BNC Connector) Delay (Rotary Switch)  .1, 1, 10, 100, 1k, and 10k microseconds Vernier (pot) for the delay a sync output (BNC Connector) with a toggle switch for polarity. double or single pulse on the output (toggle switch) polarity selection on the output (toggle switch) gate on off (BNC connector and toggle switch) 10db step (on or off toggle) 50 ohm load on or off (toggle switch) rise and fall time (pot) Any help would be greatly appreciated, as this is a bit specific. I only need a schematic, and everything else i can take care of. Once again, Thanks for the help.

Asked by mchp82 6 years ago


Wiring relay with limit switch to limit revolution of 12vdc motor to single revolution using a momentary toggle switch? Answered

I am attempting to wire (with my limited electronics knowledge) a 12vdc motor under a hopper to limit the revolution of the motor to single revolution each time the momentary toggle switch is activated.  The motor is connected to a cam that has a hole partially through it that, when the switch is toggled, should fill with product from the hopper, rotate taking the product with it and allowing the product to drop out of the bottom side.  This is designed to dispense a metered dose of product from the hopper each time the momentary switch is toggled.  I have a spst limit switch in place that works as intended mechanically, it is not hooked up.  I also have a 12v relay and momentary toggle switch I intend to use with this project. My problem stems from my lack of electronics knowledge, I have no idea how this relay, limit switch and toggle switch should be wired together and to the motor and power source.  Any guidance would be GREATLY appreciated!  --MIKE

Asked by MikeM392 2 years ago


A simple way of hooking hundreds of the same exact leds to same power source? Answered

Well i was wondering if anybody knows some schematics online...    same type of leds but different colors . so each color has a toggle switch. I'm not so clear about leds.

Asked by alpe_97 7 years ago


Javascript toggle element code

I am trying to add a bit of interactivity to my personal website and have seen several example pieces of code for toggling elements. I tried the code that everyone shows me, but I have two problems: @ It doesn't toggle. @ The element starts out shown. I've looked through every part of my code and can't find a single fault. I would really appreciate any help. Here is the code:    http-equiv="content-type">   function toggle(obj) { var el = document.getElementById(obj); if ( el.style.display != 'none' ) { el.style.diplay = 'none'; } else { el.style.display = '' } }     Test doc click Hello I read something about jQuery on the site - Do I have to download it?

Asked by dungeon runner 7 years ago


Is a toggle switch necessary for this USB Solar Charger? Answered

Hi all! I am a newbie with a simple question. In the instructable below, is the toggle switch necessary or just a design feature? I thought the circuit would only be complete once the USB device is plugged in, acting as the switch so to speak? It is a 6V solar panel to 3 AA rechargeable batteries, then to a DC boosting converter with a 5V USB output. Also, a big thanks to Joshua Zimmerman. Love your instructables! www.instructables.com/id/Solar-USB-Charger-20-21/?ALLSTEPS

Asked by Stevemills04 4 years ago


Help needed on wiring with a 3position toggle switch?

Hi I'm trying to create a circuit using a 3position toggle switch with the centre position being off, it's to control 2sets of light. basically I got some mini rally lights for my car, in one position on the switch I want the outside lights to come on and then in the other position I want all 4lights to come on. Can some one help me out on how to achieve this?? I have attached a photo of some lights in the same position ill be having mine set out.

Asked by Del2012 5 years ago


Logic gate set up with basic principal of "A is I: B is I for 1 click, then O//A is O: B is I for 1 click, then O"?

I've been looking about for awhile now for a solution to this little puzzle I've managed to get myself into. I know the question may have failed to be a proper logical statement, but basically, this is what I need: When input a is on, output b will toggle on for one second, then toggle off. When input a then goes off, output b will then toggle on for one second, then off. Basically, when the input state changes, the output will go on for a second, then off. I know the opposite can be done (that is, one second input toggles a on output, or visa vers) with flip-flops, but doing this is a bit outside my realm. Any help would be fantastic! Thanks in advance!

Asked by DoctorWoo 5 years ago


Need suggestion for clap "push Button" instead of a clap switch.?

Well I want to make a circuit that send out a "high" pulse instead of being "high" continuously and getting "low" after next clap,just like pressing a push button and not like toggling a switch a circuit that turns toggle switch signal to a single pulse

Asked by Suraj Grewal 4 years ago


How to hook up 2 LED each with their own toggle switch to a battery? Answered

Im looking to install two toggle switches in my car. when the switch is placed in the on postion i want a LED light to turn on. I planning on using one red led light 1.8v 20ma and one yellow light 2.1v 20ma. Where im getting lost is the toggle switch has three metal tab label power acc and ground. Looking at using a 9v for the power source. So what the best route to wire this up. Or should i just use a seprate power source for each light and switch. As for the three tabs on the switch i guess that the postive wire goes to the power, but then would the acc go to the led postive side, and both the switch ground and the led ground go to the point on the power?

Asked by mobow213 7 years ago


what are the coolest things to do in a car using a bunch of wire and a toggle switch? Answered

I have tons of wire, toggle switches and some talent wiring, what i lack is creativity. i want some ideas for some cool unique things to do in a car, using this kind of thing.

Asked by Emberblade 8 years ago


mini light?

In order to make a mini flashlight, do I need a toggle switch or will it work if hooked up correctly with out?  I ask because I hooked mine up correctly with out a toggle switch and it does not work, I have a high brightness 3mm led and it only get a short 2 second amber orage glow charge before going out.  please help. matt 

Asked by hollywood4l 8 years ago



A self switching switch? Answered

Does any one know a switch that switches or toggles to another output after each one has had 1 turn  

Asked by techxpert 6 years ago


Ardunio to play random sayings when triggered? Answered

I'm looking to make a device that will play random sayings when toggled. The idea would be it would say one random, pre-recorded saying of a list of...say...20. Once played, it would stop, and not play another saying until toggled again: in other words, if you press and hold the button, it will only play one recording, regardless how long you hold it down.

Asked by DoctorWoo 5 years ago


Latching switch to a momentary switch?

Basically I want to make a toggle switch to trigger a circuit from on or off. its hard to explain but when the switch is in the on position it triggers a circuit momentarily. When I switch the switch off i need it to trigger the circuit again. Its for a 4 wheel drive module for my bronco and its momentary push buttons that I want t o convert to a toggle switch.

Asked by catsnw 6 years ago


spark plug

Is there any way i could use a spark plug to ignite fireworks from a remote distance...i have about 80' of insulate wire and some electric on/off toggle switches/boxes.

Posted by pyroboy5 10 years ago


Battery Powered Lamp

I have to make a battery powered lamp for a school project but having no experience or knowledge whatsoever in electronics I really need help! I'm using a halogen GU10 bulb which is 35W, 240V, toggle switch and 2 AA batteries. Can someone please explain how I would wire the light bulb to a toggle switch and batteries? Also, do I need a resistor anywhere? Apparentely halogen bulbs aren't really suitable for lamps, so should I change to a superbright LED? Thanks!

Posted by jemily 10 years ago


What read and write sequence should I be using to do more than cycle through a relay matrix.

I want to enter two values and those two relays to toggle 

Asked by rccchappell 1 year ago


Self-closing box

I saw an instructable where a box has a toggle switch, and when hit, the box turns the switch off. I can't for the life of me find the instructable now. What is it?

Asked by stryker14 8 years ago


I have a 6v mini solenoid mounted on a wheelchair that needs to open twice daily for 20 seconds. Answered

I want to connect a Power source to a solenoid and a toggle switch. See photos below.

Asked by RaymondB56 1 year ago