I'm looking for a bit of advice on building a reed switch for my mag build.
I'm pretty happy with all the electronics side, as I'm using a taskled driver, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to build something to house the magnet, and where the reed goes.
One idea is to use a ring with a magnet in it around the body of the light. I'm just not sure how to keep it in one place. I don't need the magnet to stay over the reed to keep the torch on, I just want it to not slide up and down the light. Would it make sense to machine a small groove in the maglite body as a locator, but would i be able to get a delrin/plastic ring over the full diameter of the torch to sit in the groove?
Another member had a ring on the end of the tailcap, any idea how to do that?
Any other ideas welcome, I just need a mechanism so that I can press or click the light (short and long press) for the taskled functions.