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    Where can I find buttons?

    Hello, I am working in a midi controller and now that I started looking for buttons the only thing I see is the arcade buttons.

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    I would like something smaller, and rectangular shape.

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    There has to be but I don't know where to search. Any info would be welcome.

    Thanks

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    Lots of different places carry buttons, like Sparkfun, Adafruit, Mouser, digikey, Just go into any of those sites (and many others) and do a search for buttons, or
    rectangular pushbutton and there are lots of results. The hard part is to reduce this down to fit your needs.

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    The silicone top buttons in the Behringer device are likely made from a rubber key mat that has conductive carbon "pucks" at the bottom. When pressed, those short out contracts on a PCB underneath. (This is what's in just about every infrared remote control.)

    These are usually made custom for a device and the tooling costs might be too costly for small manufacturing runs.

    However, Adafruit sells some 4x4 mats here: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1611

    And a matching PCBs here: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1616 and https://www.adafruit.com/product/3954

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    momentary ones, those are better indeed. Thanks

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    Thanks, i search it out and im goin to go with these
    https://www.digikey.com/product-deta...mSeq=326163560

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    yeap, the rubber ones are out of my hand. Thanks for the info anyway

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    You can make nice ones with a 3d printer. See YouTube for examples.

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