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ok my friend gave me the idea to my new casemod project. the "case" is a HUGE mailbox(as seen in my sys spex) and the idea was that i should make the red "flag" the power or reset switch and i dont know how to do that can any of you guys help?
    
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just the same way flip switch is on a big powerbox that you would always see in cartoons, when the flip the power on or off for something... i dunno thats a start, but i unfortunately dont have the time to explain.

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I think you will need a momentary switch somewhere inside. The arm on the flag will hit a little lever.

I think I could use the same mechanism in an Nintendo zapper gun to flip the switch and return it right after so if you leave the flag in the up position, it won't be pushing the button and not letting go.
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The best way I can think of is to have the flag make contact with a momentary switch on the way up, then you can turn it off when you put it down. Sounds like a fun mod.
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whats a monetary switch? and how much is one?
    
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post #8 of 9
an electrical contact that completes a circuit momentarily... you could do it very cheaply and have a bare wire on the inside of the case brush up against a wire on the flag ,that would kinda be a momentary switch... but there are better ways to make one, so dont try what i said for the example....
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well can you type out a directions list or find me one?
    
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