Introduction: Toddler Controlled Light Switch for 1/4" Poles

About: Robotics and Manufacturing Student at RIT. I try to accelerate learning through projects when I have the time. Haven't had much to share in the past few years, but hope to soon!

I created a toddler controlled light switch based off of my dog controlled light switch. Some people were concerned about the safety of this switch so it no longer uses string.

Step 1: Supplies I Used

  • 1/4 in. wooden poll
  • 3-D printed parts

Step 2: Tools I Used

  • Tinkercad
  • 3D printer

Step 3: Design

Started by designing the switch plate. I started a rectangle then rounded it cut it in half and pushed it down a little. Then added hole for switch. Added screw holes. Next I added a lever to it to turn it light on and off. Then I created A sphere and pulled it up to create an oval shape cut cylinder hole through it.

Step 4: Assembly

Attach wooden polls to switch plate and handles. Screws on top of existing switch plate.

Design Now: In Motion Contest

Participated in the
Design Now: In Motion Contest

Lights Contest 2017

Participated in the
Lights Contest 2017