Buttons/Switches


Toggle Switch and Cover - Illuminated (Red)
This simple on-off switch is rated for 20A at 12V but who cares about all that, it looks way awesome. These toggle switches come with those missile switch covers that make your project look like something out of a spy movie. They’re also a great safety feature to ensure that you don’t accidentally fire the missiles (or whatever it is your switch does). As if you needed any more convincing, they’re also illuminated with a small LED in the end of the switch. These can be panel mounted into a 12mm hole. Check the related items below for more color options! Note: The LED can be illuminated with..
R63.50
Stomp Switch - DPDT
These are the sturdy little stomp switches that you find on guitar effects pedals. They’re DPDT on/on type switches which mount into a ½" diameter hole. You’ll need at least 7/8" of depth beneath your mounting surface to accommodate the switch body. Use these as replacements in some types of effects pedals or, better yet, build your own! Features: Max Current: 4A @ 125VAC Max Voltage: 2A @ 250VAC Documents: Dimensional Drawing Product Video ..
R47.50
Arcade Joystick - Short Handle
4-way Pacman type arcade joystick. Heavy duty design gives this joystick a great feel! Features: ABS plastic and solid alloy construction Uses 4 microswitches to detect on/off position Unique handle design Spring return to center Very rugged construction Rated 5A @ 125V, 3A @ 250V Dimensions: Overall height: 101mm Base: 97x65mm Joystick height: 60mm Documents: Manual ..
R317.00
5-way Tactile Switch
Sometimes you want a small input and a single button just won’t cut it. A 5-way tactile switch allows for a joystick-like interface in a very small package. These are surface mount, but easily soldered. Documents: Datasheet ..
R31.50
Arcade Joystick
This is a heavy-duty joystick very similar to the ones in claw arcade games. Directional movements are momentary limit switches - one for each direction. This joystick also has a select button that is actuated when the red button is pressed down. This joystick is pretty beefy and very tall because of it. We built up an enclosure just to see what it would look like. Ideally, this joystick would be panel mounted, but actually reading the movement of the joystick is as simple as setting up the microcontroller to read five switches. Dimensions: Joystick height: 79mm Overall height: 190mm Base..
R380.50
Big Dome Push Button - Blue
It’s the end of the world, and you need a button to press. This is it. A 100mm diameter (outside diameter) dome illuminated push button comes with an LED, securing nut and a pre-installed long life horizontal microswitch. Button can also be adjusted to a low profile button by removing the middle ring. Features: LED indicator light runs at 12VDC Bulb holder is easy to install or remove 3 Terminals Button Actuator microswitch included Microswitch reliability tested to 10,000,000 cycles Microswitch can be replaced Polycarbonate lens cap for optical clarity Dimensions: 100 mm Diameter x 72..
R190.50
Big Dome Push Button - Green
It’s the end of the world, and you need a button to press. This is it. A 100mm diameter (outside diameter) dome illuminated push button comes with an LED, securing nut and a pre-installed long life horizontal microswitch. Button can also be adjusted to a low profile button by removing the middle ring. Features: LED indicator light runs at 12VDC Bulb holder is easy to install or remove 3 Terminals Button Actuator microswitch included Microswitch reliability tested to 10,000,000 cycles Microswitch can be replaced Polycarbonate lens cap for optical clarity Dimensions: 100 mm Diameter x 72..
R190.50
Big Dome Push Button - Red
It’s the end of the world, and you need a button to press. This is it. A 100mm diameter (outside diameter) dome illuminated push button comes with an LED, securing nut and a pre-installed long life horizontal microswitch. Button can also be adjusted to a low profile button by removing the middle ring. Features: LED indicator light runs at 12VDC Bulb holder is easy to install or remove 3 Terminals Button Actuator microswitch included Microswitch reliability tested to 10,000,000 cycles Microswitch can be replaced Polycarbonate lens cap for optical clarity Dimensions: ..
R190.50
Big Dome Push Button - Yellow
It’s the end of the world, and you need a button to press. This is it. A 100mm diameter (outside diameter) dome illuminated push button comes with an LED, securing nut and a pre-installed long life horizontal microswitch. Button can also be adjusted to a low profile button by removing the middle ring. Features: LED indicator light runs at 12VDC Bulb holder is easy to install or remove 3 Terminals Button Actuator microswitch included Microswitch reliability tested to 10,000,000 cycles Microswitch can be replaced Polycarbonate lens cap for optical clarity Dimensions: 100 mm Diameter x 72..
R190.50
Blackberry Trackball
This is a tiny trackball akin to those found on a number of Blackberry models (8100, 8300, 8320, 8800, 8830, etc). Each of the four spindles have a tiny circular magnet on each end. Great when paired with very small SMD Hall effect sensors. Ball is clear to allow for LEDs placed underneath to light up the ball. Features: Center select button 360° direction Dimensions: 9x11mm Documents: Blackberry Teardown Inside the Blackberry (BOM) ..
R95.00
Button Pad 2x2 - Breakout PCB
This a simple breakout board for the button pads. Each LED and button is brought out to the side connectors. The connectors are soldered to the back side of the PCB. We recommend trimming the connector leads on the button side as short as possible to reduce the deflection of the pad. Now with footprints for diodes! Use the super cheap 1N4148 through hole diodes. These can be used to isolate the switches to make for a bit easier decoding. Documents: Schematic Eagle Files ..
R95.00
Button Pad 2x2 - LED Compatible
This is a translucent silicon rubber button pad with 4 buttons orignally inspired by the folks at monome.org. Each button has a hole underneath that accepts either a 3mm or 5mm standard LED. The idea is that you can create a button interface of your choice with the ability to display simple colors under each button. Mainly, we wanted to use our tri-color LEDs to create a full RGB color for each button. Each button has a conductive circle backing so that a switch can be created with exposed PCB traces. Button force is between 190 and 210grams activation force (nice tactile feel like on your T..
R63.50
Button Pad 2x2 Bottom Bezel
This is a black plastic bezel, custom made to mate with the silicon rubber pads. Black 1/8" ABS plastic. Using two of these bezels with two of the top bezels will create a 4x4 bezel appropriate for the full button pad. Documents: Dimensional Multi-Unit Assembly 3D Model ..
R95.00
Button Pad 2x2 Top Bezel
This is a black plastic bezel, custom made to mate with the silicon rubber pads. Black 1/8" ABS plastic. We use four 4/40-0.5" size screws matched with plastic standoffs to attach the 2x2 button pad and Simon project boards. Using two of these bezels with two of the bottom bezels will create a 4x4 bezel appropriate for the full button pad. Documents: Dimensional Multi-Unit Assembly 3D Model ..
R95.00
Button Pad 4x4 - Breakout PCB
This a simple breakout board for the button pads. Each LED and button is brought out to the side connectors. The connectors are soldered to the back side of the PCB. We recommend trimming the connector leads on the button side as short as possible to reduce the deflection of the pad. Now with footprints for diodes! Use the super cheap 1N4148 through hole diodes. These can be used to isolate the switches to make for a bit easier decoding. Documents: Schematic Eagle Files Hookup Guide Datasheet (CD74HC4511) ..
R158.50
Button Pad 4x4 - LED Compatible
This is a translucent silicon rubber button pad with 16 buttons originally inspired by the folks at monome.org. Each button has a hole underneath that accepts either a 3mm or 5mm standard LED. The idea is that you can create a button interface of your choice with the ability to display simple colors under each button. Mainly, we wanted to use our tri-color LEDs to create a full RGB color for each button. 16 button pad can be split up into four, 4 button pads. Each button has a conductive circle backing so that a switch can be created with exposed PCB traces. Button force is between 190 and 2..
R222.00
Cherry MX Switch
Cherry MX Keyswitches are top-of-the-line mechanical keyboard switches. They’re satisfyingly “clicky”, reliable up to tens-of-millions of key presses, and a standard in gaming and programming keyboards across the globe. This ‘blue’ version Cherry MX Switch is favored by most due to its secondary internal actuator making it less likely to “double-tap.” If you are looking for a noticeably audible and high-quality key switch, this is the perfect option for you! Most Cherry MX Switches – including this blue, MX1A-E1NW switch we carry – have a recess in their body designed to fit a small 3mm LED. ..
R27.00
DIP Switch - 8 Position
DIP switch with 8 individual switch positions. The pins have .1" spacing - fits great into a breadboard! Works great as general control switches. Documents: Datasheet ..
R16.00
Foot Pedal Switch
Put the pedal to the metal with this metal foot switch. This is the same kind of foot pedal you might find switching the power supply for a tattoo machine or as a sustain pedal on an electric piano. The non-slip pad on top and rubber bumpers on the bottom keep the pedal from slipping out of place during use. If you open it up, it’s a simple momentary switch and a big spring and that’s about it. This pedal has, however, been described as “luxuriant, elegant and generous” and I guess we’d have to agree. The 59 inch cable is terminated with a ¼" mono jack making it easy to incorporate into your n..
R135.00
Keypad - 12 Button
A basic 12 button keypad for user input. The buttons are setup in a matrix format. This allows a microcontroller to ‘scan’ the 7 output pins to see which of the 12 buttons is being pressed. Check the examples below for correct pin-outs and such. Documents: Datasheet PIC HEX Pad Tutorial Arduino Instructable Arduino Keypad Library Alarm System Project Bildr Example ..
R79.50
Lamp Switch - SPST (inline)
This inline switch is great when you just want a simple on/off toggle switch that’s already enclosed. Inside is a simple rocker switch with solder terminals with crimp strain relief. Attach some wires, solder them in place, and press-fit the enclosure together and you have a clean-looking switch. Features: SPST 6A, 250VAC Press-Fit Enclosure Clicky Sound Documents: Datasheet Product Video ..
R16.00
LED Tactile Button - Blue
This is a simple LED-illuminated tactile button with a clear cap. It’s just like a basic tactile button, but it lights up blue! So now you can get visual feedback, or light up your project. These have a 12mm body and are rated for 50mA. They don’t easily fit into a breadboard, but check below for a breakout board. We also have these in a a variety of colors, check below to see the others. Documents: Datasheet Drawing ..
R47.50
LED Tactile Button - Green
This is a simple LED-illuminated tactile button with a green cap. It’s just like a basic tactile button, but it lights up green! So now you can get visual feedback, or light up your project. These have a 12mm body and are rated for 50mA. They don’t easily fit into a breadboard, but check below for a breakout board. We also have these in a a variety of colors, check below to see the others. Documents: Datasheet Drawing ..
R47.50
LED Tactile Button - Orange
This is a simple LED-illuminated tactile button with an orange cap. It’s just like a basic tactile button, but it lights up orange! So now you can get visual feedback, or light up your project. These have a 12mm body and are rated for 50mA. They don’t easily fit into a breadboard, but check below for a breakout board. We also have these in a a variety of colors, check below to see the others. Documents: Datasheet Drawing ..
R47.50
LED Tactile Button - Red
This is a simple LED-illuminated tactile button with a red cap. It’s just like a basic tactile button, but it lights up red! So now you can get visual feedback, or light up your project. These have a 12mm body and are rated for 50mA. They don’t easily fit into a breadboard, but check below for a breakout board. We also have these in a a variety of colors, check below to see the others. Documents: Datasheet Drawing ..
R47.50
LED Tactile Button- White
This is a simple LED-illuminated tactile button with a clear cap. It’s just like a basic tactile button, but it lights up white! So now you can get visual feedback, or light up your project. These have a 12mm body and are rated for 50mA. They don’t easily fit into a breadboard, but check below for a breakout board. We also have these in a a variety of colors, check below to see the others. Documents: Datasheet Drawing ..
R47.50
Metal Pushbutton - Momentary (16mm, Blue)
This is a perfect choice if you are in need of a heavy duty push button! These metal push buttons are a very tough, small, panel-mount momentary switch with an illuminated blue LED ring. It is a SPDT with 16mm threading and 1mm pitch. This button is perfect for basic On/Off functions. Overall length (including leads) is 1.5" and has small solder lugs for connection. These momentary buttons are rated up to 3A and 250VAC while the LED is rated for 5-12V. Note: The images for this button show an LED voltage rating of 5V. We have verified that the voltage range for the the LED to be 5-12V. We are..
R127.00
Metal Pushbutton - Momentary (16mm, Red)
This is a perfect choice if you are in need of a heavy duty push button! These metal push buttons are a very tough, small, panel-mount momentary switch with an illuminated red LED ring. It is a SPDT with 16mm threading and 1mm pitch. This button is perfect for basic On/Off functions. Overall length (including leads) is 1.5" and has small solder lugs for connection. These momentary buttons are rated up to 3A and 250VAC while the LED is rated for 5-12V. Note: The images for this button show an LED voltage rating of 5V. We have verified that the voltage range for the the LED to be 5-12V. We are ..
R127.00
Metal Pushbutton - Momentary (16mm, White)
This is a perfect choice if you are in need of a heavy duty push button! These metal push buttons are a very tough, small, panel-mount momentary switch with an illuminated white LED ring. It is a SPDT with 16mm threading and 1mm pitch. This button is perfect for basic On/Off functions. Overall length (including leads) is 1.5" and has small solder lugs for connection. These momentary buttons are rated up to 3A and 250VAC while the LED is rated for 5-12V. Note: The images for this button show an LED voltage rating of 5V. We have verified that the voltage range for the the LED to be 5-12V. We ar..
R127.00
Mini Microswitch - SPDT (Lever, 2-pack)
This is a 3-terminal microswitch two pack, each equipped with a 17mm lever actuator. These switches have a great ‘clicky’ sound to them with a nice tactile feel and are perfect when used for a slider, 3D printer, or robot project. Each microswitch is rated for 5A at 250VAC. Housing Dimensions: 19.8 x 15.8 x 10.3 mm Documents: Product Page (605630) ..
R95.00
Mini Microswitch - SPDT (Standard, 2-Pack)
This is a 3-terminal microswitch two pack, each equipped with a small push-button. These switches have a great ‘clicky’ sound to it with a nice tactile feel and are perfect when used for a slider, 3D printer, or robot project. Each microswitch is rated for 5A at 250VAC. Housing Dimensions: 19.8 x 15.8 x 10.3 mm Documents: Product Page (605628) ..
R57.00
Mini Push Button Switch (5 pcs)
We use these little buttons on everything! These Miniature Single Pole Single Throw switches have a good click to them and are breadboard friendly. Perfect as a tactile reset switch. These buttons are rated up to 50mA. Documents: Dimensional Drawing (NEEDS UPDATE! COMING SOON!) ..
R3.00
Mini Push Button Switch - Tall
Miniature Single Pull Single Throw switches. These are high quality Omron type B3F momentary on switches. This switch has a very large 10mm tall button. Perfect as an embedded switch behind an enclosure wall. Rated up to 50mA...
R11.00
Momentary Button - Panel Mount (Black)
It’s your basic black action button! This is a very useful, small, panel-mount momentary switch. It is a SPST N.O. with the threaded portion being 6.75mm in diameter. This button is perfect for basic On/Off functions. Overall length (including leads) is 1.06" and has small solder lugs for connection. These momentary buttons are rated up to 0.5A and 250VAC. Documents: Datasheet Product Video ..
R16.00
Momentary Button - Panel Mount (Red)
It’s your basic red action button! This is a very useful, small, panel-mount momentary switch. It is a SPST N.O. with the threaded portion being 6.75mm in diameter. This button is perfect for basic On/Off functions. Overall length (including leads) is 1.06" and has small solder lugs for connection. These momentary buttons are rated up to 0.5A and 250VAC. Documents: Datasheet Product Video ..
R16.00
Momentary Push Button Switch - 12mm Square
This is a standard 12mm square momentary button. What we really like is the large button head and good tactile feel (it ‘clicks’ really well). This button is great for user input on a PCB or a good, big reset button on a breadboard. Breadboard friendly!..
R9.50
Omron Snap Action Switch
Whisker Switches - Very sensitive lever switches. Great for detecting objects such as other sumo bots, walls, balls, etc. Simple to wire and attach to external ‘bumper’ bars. Datasheet: Omron Snap Action Switch - D2F.Pdf..
R44.50
Push Button 33mm - Green
This is a 33mm round momentary push button similar to the ones you find on arcade games. Simple screw in design. Perfect for mashing. Features: Convex Button 35.75 mm Diameter x 46 mm Height M28 thread Mounting Hole Diameter: 27.3 mm Net weight: 0.015kg Rated for 12V/1A ..
R20.50
Reed Switch
This is a small device called a reed switch. When the device is exposed to a magnetic field, the two ferrous materials inside the switch pull together and the switch closes. When the magnetic field is removed, the reeds separate and the switch opens. This makes for a great non-contact switch. This switch can carry up to 1.2A. Documents: Datasheet Hookup Guide Application Note ..
R31.50
Right Angle Tactile Button
This right-angle tactile switch has a great ‘click’ to it. Also, because it’s a through-hole design it’s very sturdy. Mount it on the edge of your board for easy access. These are rated for 12VDC at 50mA. Documents: Dimensional Drawing ..
R8.00
Rocker Switch - SPST (right-angle)
Your project will probably need an on/off switch. If you plan to house the project in an enclosure, we found this great rocker switch to help you out. RoHS and UL approved. Features: Right angle solid through hole mounting Can also be snap-in panel mounted Rated up to 15A @ 125V Documents: Mechanical Drawing ..
R19.00
Slide Pot - Medium (10k Linear Taper)
A simple slide potentiometer can go a long way. Rated at 10KOhm and 0.1W. Comes with solder tab connections. The pot has an overall travel of 30mm and has two mounting holes on top. Dimensions: 9.5mm x 45mm Documents: Datasheet (C3031N-1A2-B10K-GP) ..
R39.50
Slide Pot - Small (10k Linear Taper)
A simple slide potentiometer can go a long way. Rated at 10KOhm and 0.1W. Comes with solder tab connections. The pot has an overall travel of 20mm and has two mounting holes on top. Dimensions: 9.5mm x 35mm Documents: Datasheet (C2031N-1A2-B10K-GP) ..
R31.50
Slide Pot - X-Large (10k Linear Taper)
A simple slide potentiometer can go a long way. Rated at 10kOhm and 0.5W. Comes with solder tab connections. The taper profile for this slide can be found in the datasheet below labeled “0B” Documents: Datasheet ..
R63.50
Slide Potentiometer Knob
This is the knob that connects to the linear slide potentiometer. Knob has a nice friction fit onto slide. Documents: Datasheet ..
R19.00
SPDT Mini Power Switch
Simple SPDT slide switch. Rated at 30V/200mA. The pins have .1" spacing - fits great into a breadboard! Use it as a power switch or general control switch. Documents: Dimensional Drawing ..
R16.00
SPDT Slide Switch
This is a simple SPDT slide switch - great for use as an ON/OFF button, or just as a general control switch. The pins are spaced by 0.1", however they are incredibly thin making breadboard use not recommended. The switch is rated for 0.3A at 50VDC. This switch is just a bit smaller than our popular SPDT Mini Power Switch, but uses the same pin spacing. Being smaller takes up less PCB space (good!), but it does make it a bit harder to hit and flip easily. Documents: Dimensional Drawing ..
R12.50
Surface Mount DPDT Switch
Surface mount DPDT switch for those tight portable designs. Capable of switching up to 1.2VA (360mA at 3.3V and 240mA at 5V). Documents: Datasheet ..
R31.50
Surface Mount Navigation Switch
Surface mount 3-way switch. These switches are commonly found on handheld devices like MP3 players. This switch allows the user to navigate using up and down selections then select by pressing the plastic piece inwards. Capable of swtiching up to 1.2VA (360mA at 3.3V and 240mA at 5V). Breakout board available below. Documents: Datasheet (Thanks, Roboteernat!) ..
R31.50
Surface Mount Right Angle Switch
A simple SMD slide switch. Perfect for when you need access to a setting or a power switch from the edge of a PCB buried deep within a project. Features: 4V - 300mA 70mOhm resistance 10,000 cycle life Documents: Datasheet ..
R16.00

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