In this guide, we’ll walk through the steps to wire your own on/off switch. These little “Slide Switch JST adapters” come in handy for lots of projects where you need the ability to power the circuit on and off – which is like, every project!
Being able to turn your project on and off can be pretty useful, if not very important! It’s also nice not to take apart your project just to power it down. That’s where an on/off switch is quite handy! I really find these handy because I think we’ve used them in so many of our projects – It’s kinda like the project you have to make before the actual project.
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