Toy Switch Override

About: Hi, I'm Jude. I make toys and electronic gadgets.

Intro: Toy Switch Override

For this hack, I use "DIY littleBits" to demonstrate how to override a simple toy switch with alternate switches and a light/dark sensor.  It's a great way to startle someone for fun when they turn out the lights at night and a good way to provide an "assistive technology" switch for someone who is lacking fine motor skills.   

To learn how to make the power and light trigger circuits, visit  ... In that instructable, step 1 is "power" and step 9 is "light trigger".  Also visit for the open hardware circuit designs.



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    4 years ago

    im not sure if my niece would want her toys turned into borg

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Heh. You could always reconnect the wires back so the toy is back to it's old self. ;)