What to make with micro switches?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by PsychedelicFish, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. PsychedelicFish

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    I recently bought an oscilloscope on trade me (New Zealand version of ebay), and the guy who sold it to me also very kindly gave me a good amount of components with it. Among these components were a reasonably large number of micro switches, around 35-40 of them, mostly the same size, along with some fixtures for them. As I currently only deal with audio, I have no idea what to do with them all, but I have been wanting to branch out into other areas of electronics for a while. What do you suggest I use them for?
    Thanks,
    Edward
     
  2. #12

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    Put them on your parts drawers so they will turn on a light when you need to see inside the drawer.:rolleyes:
     
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  3. Markd77

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    You could make an electronic piano.
     
  4. Brownout

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    Sell the surplus on ebay
     
  5. tubeguy

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    Make a little rolling robot, use some for bump sensors.

    If you like beer you could stick one under each one and have an alarm go off if a stranger grabs it. This would also work for sports memorabilia, expensive art object etc.. ;)
     
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  6. Brownout

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    Or you could put one under each beer and connect them to a counter. When the quantity gets to a critical level, sound an alarm and go buy more beer.
     
  7. atferrari

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    I like that way of handling critical moments! Pity I do not drink beer...but yes wine from time to time.

    Wondering if it would work there too :p
     
  8. KMoffett

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    Or a player piano... like the music boxes with a cylinder covered with pins. Instead of plucking the tuned metal fingers, the pins would push the micro-switches. The micro-switches would control oscillator gates. I had a student do this as part of a laser light show...pre micro-controllers.

    Ken
     
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