Electronic switches.... Need some advice...

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Skyler101

Sr Member
Hey Guys...

Just wanted to ask the experts about electronic switches. Am planing to scratch build some blasters out of wood, and would like to put in some LEDS.
I am hoping to look for some sort of spring switch that would reset the trigger when they are released. SOmething like a toggle switch, but once I started looking, I realised that I had no idea what to look for!!!:facepalm

So, what would you recommend. The guns will be heavy, so the triggers will be solid. Just want to find the best part so I can jump into this project.

Links would help if you have them...

Cant wait to show you guys the build... :love

-Skyler101
 

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Skyler101

Sr Member
Yeap... Thats what I am after. I have used those before, but I have a feeling that the spring inside that unit will not reset the trigger which I have to fabricate from MDF.

Is there a heavy duty version of that type of switch?

-Skyler101
 

CynderBloc

Active Member
You can get momentary foot switches, as in, the type of switches that are used in guitar pedals. (Like this one)



They're very rugged, but I have no idea how strong the spring is. They measure roughly 13x13x40mm which should fit in a blaster though

EDIT: The easiest way would probably be to use a simple cheapy push button switch and fit springs to the trigger yourself
 

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