Author Topic: IR pen button idea  (Read 6520 times)

Offline Baghdad-boy

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on: July 17, 2009, 06:34:03 AM
Hi all,

I'm new here. Just finished my IR pen after seeing a youtube vid by Johnny Lee. I couldn't find any button/switch small enough to fit in a pen rather than using a big marker. I wanted to share with everyone where I got a small switch from because I haven't seen any vids/pics of any comfortable ones so far.

I took apart a mouse (computer mouse not the animal) and they have small momentary switches in them that are perfect. Plus they have 3 so you can make multiple pens or disect a mouse and share the parts with your mates.

Just take your time carefully desoldering the switches.

I hope this has been helpful or interesting to someone  ;D Post pics if you make an IR pen  :)


Offline dokworm

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Reply #1 on: November 18, 2009, 09:06:50 PM
Thanks, I was wondering what to pull apart to get some tiny switches, and didn't even think of my stockpile of dead mice!

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Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 12:00:14 AM
At the 99 cents only stores here in the Los Angeles area they often sell at little FM scan radio that is a gold mine of electronic parts. It has two little micro push button switches, a variable resistor, capacitors, and a battery compartment, etc.


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