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How to make a try me button with a jack plug in

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Hi,

Am still struggling to make remote activation triggers for multiple props. I need to know how to make a “Try Me” Button that has a jack at the end (instead of the molex that was used for the older animated props).

I have been all over the web trying to locate a place to buy Try Me Buttons, called Spirit Halloween and I was told that they have been “discontinued” and that all the stores this year will have the footpad activation in place for demonstration purposes.

I am actually squeezing a 2nd request in this post but does anyone know whether the Universal Footpad Activator can be converted into a “Try Me Button”?

I would really appreciate a tutorial, illustration, or any help whatsoever on the above projects.

Thank you, LUV2HAUNT (Carole&Vicki)
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Just for Clarity you want the button on one side and a regular jack on the side of the prop? Anyway we can get a picture of what your working with?

I made 4 hand triggers and have a few ideas for you but I am not excatly sure what your prop has a connection for the try me.

on your second part I tore apart a foot pad that came with one of my props and it just a flat button.
 

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As promised a break down of the Prop step pad.
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cut opened reveals the "switch"
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Here is the picture of the plug. Note there is only one insulated band on it. ( thats the black one) the one you have on the witch does it have two?
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Here is the switch with the tape removed. Note the red and black wires. this is where you can disconnect the switch and add any trigger Switch of your choice.
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The hand switch I made was a single switch from radio shack and markers from the dollar store. Cost is about $1.25 to make each one.

Part: http://www.radioshack.com/pushbutton-normally-closed-momentary-switch-4-pack/2751548.html

Forgive the dirty hands just got done working on the car before this. :)

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Pretty Self explanatory with the pictures. Just connect the wires to the black on red ones from the Pressure pad or the one you made if you find the jack.

These were for a prototype project i was working on so i didn't paint them. :)
 
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