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by Pete Prodoehl

Introduction

Create a knife switch with this template and conductive Maker Tape. All you need is some cardboard, Maker Tape, a few brass fasteners, and an LED and CR2032 battery.

We also have a Giant Cardboard Knife Switch. Sometimes bigger is better!

You can make this project (and many more!) with our Paper Circuits Kit.

Tools

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  1. Print the last page of the PDF document and glue the template to a piece of cardboard. Print the last page of the PDF document and glue the template to a piece of cardboard.
    • Print the last page of the PDF document and glue the template to a piece of cardboard.

  2. Attach Maker Tape as shown. Attach Maker Tape as shown.
    • Attach Maker Tape as shown.

  3. Assemble switch as shown. Use three brass fasteners to hold the switch together. Use three brass fasteners to hold the switch together.
    • Assemble switch as shown.

    • Use three brass fasteners to hold the switch together.

  4. Connect your circuit to the pieces of Maker Tape on the left and right side of the base. When you close the switch your circuit will be completed and will turn on! When you close the switch your circuit will be completed and will turn on!
    • Connect your circuit to the pieces of Maker Tape on the left and right side of the base.

    • When you close the switch your circuit will be completed and will turn on!

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