Box Light Switch

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Step 1: Materials Needed

  1. wire
  2. wood
  3. LED bulbs
  4. 9 volt battery
  5. restrictor
  6. Drill
  7. spring
  8. Winged ancor
  9. Machine screw
  10. wood screws
  11. solder
  12. soldering iron

Step 2: Creating the Box

First you will need to make the box for the lights and switch to sit in. You can do this by making 4 squares the same size and screw them together to make the sides of the box. Then cut the bottom of the box and attach it to the sides using screws. Lastly for the top of the box, cut a square that will fit inside the opening of the box it needs to slide inside of the box.

Step 3: Attaching the Spring to the Box

First you need to measure the diameter of the spring that you will be using, then use a drill bit of the same size to drill insets into the lid of the box and the bottom for the spring to sit in. Next, use a winged wall anchor to attach the spring to the bottom of the box.

Step 4: Creating the Curcuit

First you need to solder the restrictor to the positive leg of one of the leds. Then using wire, connect the negative leg to the positive leg of the other light. Then solder a wire to the negative end of the second led. Then you can attach this segment to the bottom of the lid with the end of the wire exposed. Then inside the box, just bellow your exposed wire, add another exposed wire connected to the negative of the battery. By pressing down on the top of the box, the two exposed wires should make contact and complete the circuit.

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