Micro-mini slide switches--NEED--

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Micro-mini slide switches--NEED--

Post by ultron » Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:55 pm

Hey Gang!

So i have many projects that are gonna require very tiny slide switches but, so far, I've only been able to find ones that are around 6mm in total length:

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What I was wondering is, are there any switches available that are smaller than this? Say maybe half the size or maybe better still smaller?

thanks in advance for any help you fine folks can offer! :D
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Post by Bellerophon » Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:00 pm

How about a DIP switch? Digikey has a bunch of single position DIP switches.
Mostly these are about 6mm long, but maybe you can find one that isn't much bigger than the .1" pin spacing for through-hole. There are are even smaller half-pitch ones, if you're up for SMT soldering.
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Post by The Arbiter » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:31 pm

What about old printers and computers, etc? There is a world of yummy stuff on the main boards. Printers especially have many types of switches. You could probably get them for free from a Freecycle or Freeshare group in your area.
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Post by Kylwell » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:58 pm

You're going to be hard pressed to find a switch smaller than a DIP switch. There are safety switches that are smaller but no slide switch I've seen. I prefer to hide my switches under magnetic covers or activated via a part on the model.
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