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Chris's Crazy Contraptions
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IM000448
This is the DPDT center off switch that will control my lights. I will mount this on the front bezel. This will alow me to turn on just the blue lights, just the UV lights, or no lights at all.

Light Switch
P1010008
The bottom oval hole is where my switch wires will pass through the case.

Wire Hole
P1010009
I had to enlarge the hole for the wires to pass through and for the bezel to close properly.

Enlarged
P3010003
After drilling my hole and removing some plastic, I simply screwed the switch into place.

Switch In
P2010001
This is the switch installed on the front bezel. This will allow me to turn on only the blue lights or only the UV lights or turn them all off.

Light Switch
PC060003
This is the left side of the case. I have three CCFL's on this side. Two UV, one across the top and one on the right. Across the bottom there is a blue CCFL.

Left Side
PB300018
Since I wanted to control my lights with a switch, I wanted to build a junction box for the lights. I found just the part I wanted on this old sound card.

Sound Card
PB300019
The part I needed was the connector at the rear of the card.

Connector
PB300020
Then I cut the large connector in half and ended up with two connectors with ten pins each.

Two Connectors
PB300023
After sanding off as much copper as possible, I tinned a piece of solid core wire, and soldered it across the pins.

Soldering
PB300024
One wire on the top pins and one on the bottom pins. These will become + and - once the switch is plugged in to one end. Then each light will plug into the two pins.

Wiring Connector
PB300025
I strarted with a scrap piece of acrylic and routed out two depressions for the pins.

Mounting
PB300026
The connector does not sit flat so I will have to make a mount for them. I plan on putting these on the right side of the case, next to the hard drive bay, above the radiator.

Pins on Bottom
PB300028
This will allow the connectors to sit flat as well as insulate them from the case.

Sitting Flat
PC010030
After I had the depressions to size, I cut the mount to size.

Cut to Size
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