View Full Version : push buttons and arrow keys

05-02-2006, 07:04 AM
I need a way to get user input. What I need is basically need is an up arrow key, a down arrow key, and an 'enter' key. The push button that came with my homework board is good for testing, but ideally I will need something bigger...maybe the size of the arrow keys on your computer.

Does anyone have any first hand experience with parts they can recomend? Would I have any problems usings SPST type switches from RadioShack? Besides the pushbutton itself, what else would I need to connect it to my board?

Jon Williams
05-02-2006, 08:19 AM
You might try a web search at Jameco, Mouser, Digi-Key, et al.

Jon Williams
Applications Engineer, Parallax

05-02-2006, 09:08 AM
You might try the Sony remote code -- see the "application notes" on www.parallax.com

Eric R
05-02-2006, 11:57 AM
George Risk sells switches and keycaps custom engraved. Here is a link for the keycaps.