GEARED light switch cover controller

I was up in Long Grove, Illinois. I stopped at a shop EPILOGUE ( not the laser cutter).

There I found multiple designs of laser cut geared light switches. When a side lever was thrown it turned the light switch on or off.

The gearing was examples of linear movement in one direction rotated via the flat gears to active and transverse linear movement activating or deactivating the light switch. I should have took pictures.

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I love that sort of thing.

If you’re looking for more inspiration:

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=laser+cut+gear+light+switch

and:

and:

There have been some other discussions here too:

https://community.glowforge.com/search?q=light%20switch%20gear

which leads you to this:

Were they anything like that?

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Yes I found some examples on line. The ones in the store were more complicated.

Quick etsy search for geared light switch has simple to extravagantly complex, and even whimsical.
My favorite is not a laser one, but totally out of the box.

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That store looks like an artistic consignment niche market that is doing well. Intriguing selection of goods.
Caution: Rabbit hole ahead…

https://epilogueart.com/

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Kind of hilarious that they call that “functional”. Not the first word that pops to mind.

I’m glad that everyone’s taste is unique and there’s room for so many different styles in the world.

Because this is about as far from my cup of tea as it gets. My ideal light switch doesn’t exist, but if it has to, it calls as little attention to itself as possible.

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I love the steampunk ones. I have made one in the past (from a pattern, not on my own…)

House AI notes movement patterns, sees I am headed to the office, predictively adjusts lighting level. Can override with voice command.

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My light switch has to be rebooted every so often. Not sure it’s really progress.

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My light switches are voice activated. Appeases my inner geek.

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