Thursday, March 12, 2009

How To Make A Cardboard Switch



You will need
  • One Paper clip
  • Two paper fasteners
  • Piece of corrugated cardboard bigger than the paper clip


Position the paper clip centrally on the cardboard.
Poke one paper fastener through one end of the
paper clip and through the cardboard.

Push the fastener all the way down through the cardboard

and open the prongs underneath.


Position the second paper fastener so that the other end
of the paper clip touches it. Swing the paper clip away
and push the paper fastener into the cardboard,

opening out the prongs underneath. Ensure the prongs
of both fasteners are not touching each other.

The switch is finished!

Here it is open (off)

and closed (on)

Note: to use the switch, turn the cardboard upside 
downand wind the ends of the wire around the prongs.
Tape down to secure.


27 comments:

  1. thanks i hope it works!

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  2. wow this is so cool

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  3. wow thanks now im gonna get an a+

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  4. This is a good one man!!!

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  5. This is epic!
    I can now use this instead of buying a switch!

    Thanks!!!!!

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  6. EPIC! THX FOR UR INFO IM DOING THIS IN MY SCIENCE UNIT, AND U HELPED MEH SO MUCH! THX SO MUCH AGAIN.

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  7. wow this is cool, but can you substitute the the paper fasteners with paper clips?

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  8. Thx, it really helped :)

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  9. wow mate. dis really healped in times of need. for sure. gonna pass yr 8 science now ;)

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  10. i need to do a sience project this is a life saver

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  11. wow thanks getting an a on my homemade car in science

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  12. It rocks u hope it works

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  13. Thanks im doing a science project, simple but smart!

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  14. What kind of wire? B|

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    1. Regular bell wire, or any other low-voltage wire for electric circuits.

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    2. this is great thanks

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  15. this was my homework

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  16. Wow! Thanx a lot! This really helped me... I was assigned for homework make a switch but I didn't know how. They gave me a paper clip, piece of cardboard and two paper fasteners. Thnx again!

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  17. this worked for me

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  18. where to put which wire?

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  19. what if you dont have paper fasteners

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