Dateline: 12 April 2016
|There it is!|
The Whizbang Toe-Tapper Faucet Switch.
It’s hard to believe that two years have gone by since I unveiled my Whizbang Toe-Tapper faucet switch here! Many of you reading this (97 of you to be precise) bought one of the 100 prototype Toe-Tappers I offered for sale at that time.
For readers who are not familiar with the Toe-Tapper, it is a hands-free way to control the water in an outdoor sink (don't miss the video below). Just tap the switch with your foot to turn the water on and off. Or, if you mount the switch at thigh or hip height, you can just give it a bump to switch the water on and off.
The Toe-Tapper frees up both hands to focus on the work that needs to be done. I developed the Toe-Tapper specifically to help with the task of backyard poultry processing, but it is now permanently attached to my outdoor summer sink.
Based on my own experience with the Toe-Tapper, and the feedback I’ve gotten from the many beta-testers out there, I’m moving ahead with plans to launch a Toe-Tapper web site. I’ll be selling specifications for people who want to make their own inexpensive Toe-Tapper, along with parts kits, and already-made Tappers. The web site is at www.WhizbangToe-Tapper.com
With all of that in mind, the specifications are now in PDF format and are available for download. The 7-page specifications package can be purchased now at this link: PDF Specifications For Making Your Own Planet Whizbang Toe-Tapper Faucet Switch.
The Toe-Tapper is relatively simple to make, and I’m hoping that most people will decide to make their own. This is an economical alternative to buying and already-made Toe-Tapper, which will sell for quite a bit more than the $21.95 that I sold those first 100 prototypes for.
If you would like to see the Toe-Tapper in action, please check out the video below. It shows my own outdoor sink (the “sink of my dreams”) with a Toe-Tapper positioned at thigh height. I think it’s a more convenient location than on the ground.