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Large momentary tactile pushbutton
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Large momentary tactile pushbutton

by rizla420 on Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:47 pm

Anyone know of where i can find a large momentary tactile push button? Sparkfun has one that is the right idea, but it's 12v. I just want something large that i can smack, but that works just like the cheapo pushbuttons.

Something like the Staples Easy Button.

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Re: Large momentary tactile pushbutton

by trialex on Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:10 pm

Not sure what you mean -
Sparkfun has one that is the right idea, but it's 12v


Do you mean it's rated to 12V and you need it rated to a higher voltage? I can't find any with that rating from Sparkfun - a few 120V, and a few 12mm ... but no 12V

Give us a link to the one you are talking about and maybe we can suggest something.

Incase these aren't what you were talking about, these look pretty cool

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9341
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Re: Large momentary tactile pushbutton

by westfw on Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:14 pm

All electronics has some likely candidates Image Image Image

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-st ... ton/1.html
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Re: Large momentary tactile pushbutton

by rizla420 on Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:24 pm

westfw wrote:All electronics has some likely candidates Image Image Image

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-st ... ton/1.html



I've seen those, but it seems like whenever you get into big buttons they all want to throw lights and higher wattage in them. Specifically the sparkfun button I was referring to is: http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9181

But its has a lamp and uses12v. I just was looking for a big button, but it doesnt seem like there's a happy compromise. I'm only asking this because I physically cloned an easy button (made a rubber mold > resin cast) but I pretty much cant use the internals of the button, just the physical aspects of it. I want to use one of the long stem tactile buttons i have, but I dont feel like trying to cast some sort of support that incorporates a spring mechanism to give it the push back.. I was just hoping there was an easier solution out there. Guess i have to finish it.

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Re: Large momentary tactile pushbutton

by zener on Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:20 am


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Re: Large momentary tactile pushbutton

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:27 am

If you really like the Spark-fun button, buy it and remove the lamp-holder. The lamp circuit is separate from the button contact circuit. You can use just the button contacts if you want.

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