[sdiy] 4x4 Button Pads bulk order

MTG grant at musictechnologiesgroup.com
Wed Jan 14 20:38:05 CET 2015


So the plan is to make a PCB of your own that accepts these? Have you 
tried the PCB "extensively". Reason I ask is although these and the 
Sparkfun items interest me, I'm concerned about the longer term 
reliability of using them with a tinned solder contact. Shouldn't it be 
gold or something on the PCB end?  I'm just asking here as it's not my 
area of expertise. But I am, along with many of us, experienced with 
rubber contacts not working after a period of time.  Are Livid and 
Tenori, etc. doing it a certain way to enhance reliability?


On 1/14/2015 11:05 AM, Tom Arnold wrote:
> Greetings!
> Been a while since I posted.  Been busy moving and trying to get my garage
> reconstructed.  If anyone is in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia I'd love
> to meet up.  Area feels like a tech ghosttown after California.
> Anyhow, looking into doing a bulk purchase of 4x4 silicone keypads from the
> manufacturer in China.  This is just the rubber w/contact part.  No
> PCBboard.  I need around 20 of them.  Jim Patchell wants some too, so
> figured I'd see if anyone else is interested.
> These are basically the ones that SparkFun sells, not the ones that AdaFruit
> sells.  These will fit a 5mm through-hole LED.
> I have pictures and information here: http://sdiy.org/xyzzy/buttonpad/
> They are heavy so shipping outside the US is probably expensive but I can
> eyeball a price if someone is really interested, otherwise we're
> looking at a cost of approx $3ea plus shipping and in the US I'll use flat
> rate boxes so shipping shouldn't be any higher then $15 for a whole bunch of
> them.
> This is a standard "I'm not making any money on this" bulk order.  Its an I
> can buy 20 from Sparkfun, or 100 direct from the manufacturer for near the
> same price sorta thing...

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