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Merry Christmas everyone! I am on here in between cooking and wanted to ask.
I found a perfect kind of tiny SPDT switch from the UK, but it is 2 mm too tall. 2 millimeters. The switch without the leads is the perfect height. The leads are just too long though, even tried trimming the leads and it makes the fake board sit just up and out of the box. So, I may have to lay it on its side, but how can I use the board (or even the hole in the board) to push down and toggle a switch sideways?
it's obvious that the actor presses on the board and it somehow snaps the switch, so I thought I'd be clever and use the whole fake board as a button. Unless I find a way to get the switch to sit lower...
I got stuck thinking about how to get lateral motion from vertical motion. I guess this is what engineers are for. A curved piece of metal that rocks sideways? A rubber ball that expands as you squish it? help!
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I'm not sure what flicker trigger you'll ultimately choose, but if you use the same switch and want to trigger by pressing the board, I can give you some advice.
DaveP Hero PCB Reveal Boards are great, but if you use the inner steps of the Hero box to hold the board in place, you need to trim the switch.
If you do not trim the switch, you will not be able to trigger the flicker by vertically pressing the board.
After I trimmed it and tried it, it was still working.
Hope these have been useful to you!