TRICK - Improve Grip on Toggle Switches
What: Achieve easier movement of toggle switches on your control box by extending the length of the switch arms using corks or wooden dowels.
Who: Bolsa Knolls Middle School - Salinas, CA
ROV System: Controls
Competition Class: SCOUT
Pros: Easy to do and very low cost
Cons: May fall off
|MATE Insight: Although this might look a little funny, the added leverage makes pushing the switches much easier. When using these add-ons, the controller may seem like a totally new kind of control box. This can be used on the SeaMATE AngelFish ROV kits.|
Interesting bits: If you fancy that knobby, old-school joystick feel, you can use champagne corks!
Compiled by: Jim McDonnell, P.E., MATE Engineering Instructor