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Play-Pause Button

Quercus

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I'm integrating a Bluetooth receiver into my current audio project, and I'm looking for a set of Play-Pause-Skip-Back buttons. Preferably in a small 4-button module, but as individual buttons if needed. For the life of me, I can't find any supplier with these kinds of buttons. This is such a ubiquitous item, I have to imagine I'm looking in the wrong places or using the wrong search terms (why I'm posing here instead of on the hard-to-find-parts thread). Anyone know where to look for these parts?

Thanks.
 

rjenkinsgb

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For individual buttons, search "push button switch", "tactile switch" or "keyboard switch".
Some PCB mount tactile switches take separate caps, to make keyboard-style switches; there is a lot of overlap in the names.

The only fixed sets I know of are small keyboard / keypad modules, which tend to be expensive..
eg. This type should be suitable, but not cheap. You can print your own button symbols on paper and slide a strip inside the module.

Example individual switches & caps:

If you find some you like, you can search for the makers part number on other sites such as mouser, if it's easier for you to buy from those.
 

Quercus

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Thanks - maybe I missed it, but I don't see in any of those links products with the play-pause-skip icons on them (">", "||", ">>"). That's what I can't find. And I've spent a couple hours running various perturbations of search term including the ones above. Here's a typical search and results:

 

rjenkinsgb

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You would have to add the icons yourself.

The only ones I can find with the markings are in equipment or remote control devices..
 

gophert

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Thanks - maybe I missed it, but I don't see in any of those links products with the play-pause-skip icons on them (">", "||", ">>").
what? A Maker that wants only pre-made buttons. A black Sharpie can easily be used. Or go down to Staples, they'll make a rubber stamp for you. Or buy a label-maker and fire away!
 

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