Missile Switch Cover - Red

It's not what project you have in mind that may use a rocket launch switch... The question is what project will you come up with once you have one in hand? Everyone has a proverbial missile to launch.

The hot red safety cover protects a toggle switch from accidentally being turned on. When flipped up, the user has full access to a switch underneath. Upon closing the cover, the cover will force the switch arm back into the lower position - a safety mechanism so you can quickly hit the cover down and deactivate the switch.

**Note: **This is the cover for the switch only. A compatible toggle switch is listed below.

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  • GB / about 4 years ago / 1

    As someone mentioned in passing, this is commonly called a Molly-Guard.

  • Member #358428 / about 5 years ago / 1

    Can anyone tell me the technical name of that spring mechanism that snaps the cover up and down? like double snap spring or... something?

  • Could I use this to mod my keyboard? This would be awesome over the Delete key.

  • JerryA / about 10 years ago / 4

    My son and I made a little Christmas video about how these work.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqEh8qFKwxg

  • Member #139179 / about 11 years ago / 3

    Is this item going to be restocked?

  • Member #476817 / about 8 years ago / 1

    anyone know if the metal momentary push buttons fit in these? i wanna use it for a start button for my car. Thought it'd be cool to go all Aventador/ GTR style with the switch cover.

  • Member #522586 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Can I use this red guarded switch cover at the same time I use the waterproof switch cover (COM-11146)?

  • Steven Osborn / about 10 years ago / 1

    This feels pretty heavy duty and the spring snaps the cover back in place with tight.

  • I'm building my own "Oh Fudge" and this is definetly going inside!

  • Member #213369 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Can I use this with the toggle to set the switch to the ON position when the cover is down, or is this keyed to prevent that?

    • HissingRoachParty / about 10 years ago / 1

      These are keyed to prevent that, but you can get an ON/ON standard toggle switch from anywhere (radio shack, auto parts store and etc.) and wire it as ON/OFF.

  • I can see this be the arming switch for my homemade rockets...with the big red arcade button as the fire button!

  • Hudson_Stryker / about 11 years ago / 1

    What about the clear/colored versions and some LED toggles to go with them?
    Ratshack is scalping those for nearly 20 bucks a pop, but I can find them all over for way less.
    Would rather order them from sparkfun TBH.

  • Kevin-O / about 11 years ago / 1

    It doesn't really work with the momentary switch listed below as a related product. It activates the switch when closed.
    Since it's double throw, I guess that could be a feature.

  • Member #30702 / about 11 years ago / 1

    When will you get more stock of this?

  • Shavi / about 11 years ago / 1

    Dimensions:
    1.5cm (W) X 5cm (L) X 2.75cm (H)
    0.59in (W) X 1.96in (L) X 1.08in (H)
    note: taken with a tape measure, so allow for extra room

  • Teeth / about 12 years ago / 1

    MISSILE LAUNCH IN 3... 2... 1...

  • Member #8663 / about 12 years ago / 1

    Yes...what is the diameter of the hole? It would be nice to know so other switches could be used with the cap.

    • MuskratMicros / about 11 years ago / 1

      couldn't find my calipers :/ but with a tape it looks pretty darn close to 7/16" AWESOME switches too!

  • Applekid / about 12 years ago / 1

    What's the diameter of that hole? I need a molly-guard like this but for a small momentary pushbutton.

  • pcmofo / about 13 years ago / 1

    Works great. Much better built that I expected. Built in spring really snaps down the cover every time. Can easily print out labels with a label maker to stick on the face. Wish they had more color options.

  • My FIRST robotics team uses these for safety/enable switches, pneumatics and any quick actuators. They are great fun, especially with pneumatics. 60 psi can still make a satisfy noise if you apply it right.

    • hurtzmyhead / about 13 years ago / 2

      :0 another FIRST robotics team on Sparkfun! Im from 3021 and i was thinking the exact same thing

      • Sam R. / about 11 years ago / 1

        Yeah FIRST!!! Awesome idea by the way.. :D

        • We're using one of these for our minibot deployer. Feels like you're launching a nuke every time, never gets old!

        • Member #333842 / about 10 years ago / 1

          FTC 5095 Lepton Subatomic Particles from St. Louis!

  • MattTheGeek / about 13 years ago / 1

    Awesome :D

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