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Thread: Simple 3 button foot pedal

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    Simple 3 button foot pedal

    Hi all

    This is not a question about the Teensy board, or the programming of it per se, but a sideways question about switches. I'm going to be building a 3 to 4 switch foot pedal, where each switch is assignable to an on/off function in my DAW. Basically I need to know if there is such a thing as an on / off switch that doesn't have a ratchet or permanent on / off state. Well, I know they exist, but for the life of me I don't know what they're called. If you think of the normal foot switches on pedals, they are those large silver button types that you step on and they make that loud click. I'm after something that doesn't have the click, or possibly even a mechanical mechanism for being in the on and off state.

    Is such a thing available, and would somebody tell me what they are called?

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    The term you are probably after is 'momentary' switch

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    Quote Originally Posted by GremlinWrangler View Post
    The term you are probably after is 'momentary' switch
    Thanks my friend! I could not remember the terminology! I now have to translate that to Dutch so I can order some! Again thanks!

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    Are you looking for individual footswitches like this?

    Pete

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