Switches - Mechanical

Mechanical Switches

Mechanical switches are one of the most common electrical devices as they allow power to be turned on or off.

Switches are rated for the amount of current and voltage they are suitable for. For switching low power and low currents like using a switch as an input to a microcontroller just about any switch will do. When using a switch to control power from a battery or turn a motor on then care should be taken to ensure the switch is rated to the expected current. For high power uses an electronic solid state switch can be better.

Mechanically switches are varied. Momentary switches are either on or off while you hold them like buttons while others will maintain the state until switched back like toggles or sliders. Like relays, switches can be SPST (single pole single throw), DPDT (double pole double throw) or lots of other variations.

 

Button Module - rainbow five pack

Code: SEN-10054

This button module rainbow coloured 5 pack includes current limiting resistors so you can easily add a button to a microcontroller without fiddling around. Requires a 3 pin cable for attachment or make your own.

$26.95

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Button Module with cable

Code: SEN-10053

This button module includes current limiting resistors so you can easily add a button to a microcontroller without fiddling around. It comes complete with a cable and a second 3 pin 2.54mm header for easy attachment. 35L x24W x15H mm

$6.95

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Button Pad 2x2 - Breakout PCB

Code: SKU-000371

This a simple breakout board for the button pads. Each LED and button is brought out to the side connectors. The connectors are soldered to the back side of the PCB. We recommend trimming the connector leads on the button side as short as possible to reduce the deflection of the pad.

$6.95

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Button Pad 2x2 - LED Compatible

Code: SKU-000123

This is a translucent silicon rubber button pad with 4 buttons orignally inspired by the folks at monome.org . Each button has a hole underneath that accepts either a 3mm or 5mm standard LED.

$4.55

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Button Pad 2x2 Bottom Bezel

Code: SKU-000245

This is a black plastic bezel, custom made to mate with the silicon rubber pads. Black 1/8" ABS plastic. Using two of these bezels with two of the top bezels will create a 4x4 bezel appropriate for the full button pad. Documents: Dimensional Multi-Unit Assembly 3D Model

$6.95

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Button Pad 2x2 Top Bezel

Code: SKU-000244

This is a black plastic bezel, custom made to mate with the silicon rubber pads. Black 1/8" ABS plastic. We use four 4/40-0.5" size screws matched with plastic standoffs to attach the 2x2 button pad and Simon project boards.

$6.95

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Button Pad 4x4 - Breakout PCB

Code: SKU-000139

This a simple breakout board for the button pads. Each LED and button is brought out to the side connectors. The connectors are soldered to the back side of the PCB. We recommend trimming the connector leads on the button side as short as possible to reduce the deflection of the pad.

$10.95

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Button Pad 4x4 - LED Compatible

Code: SKU-000122

This is a translucent silicon rubber button pad with 16 buttons originally inspired by the folks at monome.org . Each button has a hole underneath that accepts either a 3mm or 5mm standard LED.

$15.95

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Concave Button - Red

Code: SKU-000386

This is a 35mm concave momentary push button similar to the ones you find on arcade games. Simple screw in design. Perfect for mashing. This button has a great tactile, ‘clicky’ feel.

$2.85

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Keypad - 12 Button

Code: SKU-000219

A basic 12 button keypad for user input. The buttons are setup in a matrix format. This allows a microcontroller to ‘scan’ the 7 output pins to see which of the 12 buttons is being pressed. Check the examples below for correct pin-outs and such.

$5.95

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