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Offline dhead

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Remote control buttons design type.
« on: July 17, 2013, 12:16:10 AM »


Attached is a picture of a rf remote control I've got.
As can be seen the only thing that holds the buttons is the glossy sticker.

I would like to know how this design of push buttons is called and where I can get these.

I found myself very interested in the design of this rf remote control (combo of remote (dual ir & rf), keyboard and gyroscope) based on Nordic Semiconductor nRF24LE1.
 

Offline Paul Price

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Re: Remote control buttons design type.
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 12:48:17 AM »
This kinda crappy cheapest-possible-way-to-make-a-button switch is custom made by dome-deforming punched metal strips, try using membrane switches or mechanical single station switches instead, much more easier on the fingers, have a nice feel and are more reliable.
 

Offline dhead

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Re: Remote control buttons design type.
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 03:01:36 AM »
Thanks Paul.  :)
 

Offline Paul Price

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Re: Remote control buttons design type.
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 03:26:48 AM »
I easily salvage all the push button controls I could possibly need from discarded home entertainment equipment such as VCR and DVD players or 56k modems or even a CRT tube TV or a now tiny in size LCD monitor.
 

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Remote control buttons design type.
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 03:32:12 AM »
Been looking into keypads myself lately. Google membrane keypads and youll find quite a few companies that make many different styles including this one.
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Offline amyk

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Re: Remote control buttons design type.
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 04:33:26 AM »
Those are called "tactile domes". They're probably the lowest-profile tactile switch design available.

http://www.clikdomes.com/
http://www.snaptron.com/

I prefer them to membrane pads, as they're a lot clickier in feel.
 

Offline M. András

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Re: Remote control buttons design type.
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2013, 05:24:31 AM »
wouldnt be a better idea to use capacitive buttons? no wear on them thats for sure
 

Offline SeanB

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Re: Remote control buttons design type.
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 05:51:56 AM »
Tact buttons are under a cent each in bulk, and need no extra complex analogue sense and decode electronics to work.
 

Offline ptricks

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Re: Remote control buttons design type.
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2013, 07:28:21 AM »
Consider the application when choosing buttons.
Touch sensors suck on tv remotes where membrane works better because you can feel the button press without looking.
Whenever possible I like to use switches like the cherry ML brand, they have some that fit well for remotes.
 


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