Category: Gross Motor Play

Switch Adapted Giggle Pig

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To make a toy accessible by adding a switch for children with limited fine and gross motor development.
Step 1:
For this Instructable you will need the following:
1. Drill with 1/4 inch or drill bit.
2. Glue Gun.
3 Soldering iron and solder.
3. Wire strippers and two pieces of small gauge wire.
4 Jelly bean Switch or similar to test your work.
5. Small electronics sized Philips screw driver.
6. Giggle pig, cow, dog or the like.
7. 1 female 1/8 inch mono jack port.
Step 2:
Remove all screws holding the pig together, being careful not to separate connected power supply. Now remove screws holding the blue vibration motor housing.
Step 3:
Now with the housing out of the way we need to unscrew the switch located under the nose.
Step 4:
Here is the switch exposed when the black is depressed it activates. We will be soldering two wires, 1 to each side. The two orange wires are my wires I soldered on top of the existing blue ones.
Step 5:
Now take the orange wires and solder them to the mono jack tabs as shown, typically I solder these to the two innermost tabs of the jack. This may take some time to solder if you are unfamiliar with soldering techniques, however a third hand (small clamp) can be helpful here.
Step 6:
Reassemble the blue housing and test your connection, be sure to take care with the existing wires which can be delicate. Keep orange wires up and out of the way as you are reconnecting everything.

Author: by daveat.


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Switch Adapted Giggle Pig