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