Digi Key is out of 6mm tact switches!

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Digi Key is out of 6mm tact switches!

Post by benheck » Mon May 02, 2005 5:13 pm

...the kind I use in the book, and they're backordered til near June!

On one hand I'm thinking "Well, maybe everybody bought my book and wiped them out!" but also I'm thinking "This sucks!" Anyway, I just ordered and recieved these, and they're fine:

Digi-key Part #: EG2494-ND

I think they're even a bit cheaper! The actuator post (the button) isn't as tall, but if worse came to worse you could put a little dab of hot glue under the trigger/control disc to help push it.

I'll post this to the Forum 42 as well. Happy hunting!

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Post by gannon » Mon May 02, 2005 5:20 pm

but can you get them for $0.05 each? ;)
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Post by nos_slived » Mon May 02, 2005 6:04 pm

Gannon bought them all up in one shot.

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Post by sgsuperone » Mon May 02, 2005 11:21 pm

I just placed an order for tact switches and LED's from DigiKey not 2 days ago... I should be getting 'em this wednesday, hopefully... but, I heard nothing of out of stick switches from them, so, here;s hoping...

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Post by Lupin the 3rd » Thu May 05, 2005 4:07 pm

I hate buying stuff online! The way I went about getting my tact switches was buying cheap electonic devices at garage sales that had them! And that's how I slavage all my electronic parts. I got the idea of salvaging from a store on the north side of Chicago called Science Surplus which sells salvaged electronic parts and are very expensive! At garage sales, I mostly pay less than $2. and I get my tact switches right away. However, I still would suggest still getting them from Gannon!

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Post by I FINALLY REGISTERED. » Thu May 05, 2005 9:15 pm

um are there tact switches INSIDE an nes controller?
and dont nes controllers cost $.89?
after years of reading, i finally decided to register.

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Post by goodie » Thu May 05, 2005 9:21 pm

Nope. Almost all gamepads (NES included) had simple rubber buttons with carbon spots on the bottom. When you pushed the button, the carbon pushed down on some carbon on the circuit board, thus completing the circuit.

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Re: Digi Key is out of 6mm tact switches!

Post by b52down » Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:32 am

I don't like digikey.com because they have a minimum order. I use Allied Electronics--they don't have a minimum order, and I found many of the components listed in the book are cheaper. I got all of my tact switches--I also was able to find the ICs (4021) to build the controllers--there was no need to find any old nes controllers laying around. :D
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Post by vb_master » Sun Oct 09, 2005 5:53 am

Stop bumping old topics!

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Post by soundwave » Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:35 am

Old thread! Make it stop! <sobs> Please, make it stop!

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Post by Metroid fan » Sun Oct 09, 2005 4:54 pm

I concur :cry:

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Post by demonofaj » Sun Oct 09, 2005 5:04 pm

This is an ongoing epidemic, and it's GOTTA STOP. :evil: :evil: :evil:
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