Now that I’ve got the plans all laid out for wiring up the switch, it’s time to get my hands dirty and actually do it.
I bought my switch from FrozenCPU.com.
Red Illuminated Bulgin Style “Momentary” Vandal Switch – 16mm – Black Housing – Ring Illumination
When powered up, it has a nice glow to it. This switches come in several colors.
You’ll notice on these switches NO and NC. These mean ‘Normally Open’ and ‘Normally Closed’. Since we want to have the switch closed when pressed, we want to wire up to the Normally Open terminal and leave the Normally Closed one untouched.
Next up: Integrating the relay.