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Frank writes -

It’s a 3 position SPDT switch that closes (on) when tilted. Made with 3 pieces of plastic, a washer, and three machine screws + nuts. I made this switch as a hack for a cheap r/c car controller, inspired by the wiimote controlled car.

I just realized, this can also double as a pedometer or a shake sensor

instructables : Tilt Activated Switch – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. kryten007 says:

    Simply. Brilliant.

  2. RobCruickshank says:

    Yes, that’s very elegant.

  3. wayn3w says:

    wow — I have a use for this today with my circuit bending project.

  4. jswilson64 says:

    Another device that could be used by terrorists. This site should be shut down.

  5. bf5man_ says:

    It has been said before but i will say it again, it is brillant! Wow!

  6. kaden says:

    Brilliant. But why do Makers hate America?

  7. frank26080115 says:

    we don’t hate america, americans hate robertson screws and screwdrivers

    thanks everybody!

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