Author Topic: Microswitches  (Read 5107 times)

Offline MisterCow

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on: January 26, 2008, 02:49:25 PM
I've recently decided to take on making a ir pen for myself, and it seems that 99% of discussion in this part of the forum, is on the LED's themselves. But one thing i havnt seen get talked about at all, is the switches that people use to turn their pens on. i really want to make a nice slimline pen, but i have yet to find for myself an inexpensive and really small pushbutton switch.

I know i've seen some peoples pens on here with really small buttons, and rather then posting on each one asking what kind of switch they used, i thought that i could try asking everyone at once. So, what have you guys found to be a good, super small easy to wire switch?



Offline Beachbum

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Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 07:38:56 PM
when i was looking at radio shack for switches, i found some really small micro momentary switches at radio shack. the ones i noticed were called tact switches. look up product# 275-004 (only 6.2mmx6.2mm), product 275-002 is a little thicker (5mm) but has the same foot print, and product 275-1547. i hope this helps. i'm in the process of trying to make my first pen also. let me know how your pens is coming along.




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Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008, 11:49:34 AM
I use this version as it is really easy to use with the big lever...