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Why Make A Simple Light Switch When You Can Make A Complicated One?

By David Ponce

Because it’s pretty, that’s why. And like many one-off pretty things, this one sold quickly. We’re not even sure for how much. What we can tell you is that it was made by a seller on Etsy, looks kind of steampunk-esque (we’re starting to hate on that word…) but most importantly, featured a Rube Goldberg like mechanism that took a convoluted pathway to simply indicate if the light switch was on the “on” or “off” position. This is all the more redundant of course since you can probably see with your own eyes if the light is on or not. But hey, it’s not supposed to be entirely functional, just nice to look at. There’s no word on whether more will be made although we’d be surprised if the seller were to turn down opportunities to make more money, especially if thrown at them forcefully. So hit up that link below and start pleading.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ BoingBoing ]







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