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brenden_nerd_

Usually, I cut off two of the pins (either diagonal.) It works better, but still not perfect.
here is one ive seen these with shorter pins before but right now they don't pop up http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Pcs-6x6x4mm-Momentary-Tactile-Push-Button-Switch-2-Pin-DIP-Through-LW-SZUS-/181931636449?hash=item2a5bf876e1:g:DQkAAOSwEgVWTzqF
crater of focs os http://petitcomputer.wikia.com/wiki/Focs_operating_system

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ChrisTenone

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Jul 27, 2016, 08:25 am Last Edit: Jul 27, 2016, 08:29 am by ChrisTenone
Those look better CB. The legs appear longer and less crimped. What is the purpose of the bent legs anyway, why not just use straight legs like ... any other component, at all!

Here's the best breadboard switch I have. It's a slide switch, not a pushbutton, so I tend to design around that. But it's small, easy to move, and reliable (I don't know the mtbf, it feels sturdy.)



The legs are exactly 0.10 inch apart.
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What is the purpose of the bent legs anyway, why not just use straight legs like ... any other component, at all!
Hold it to the PCB during automated soldering.  Also handy for hand soldering.


brenden_nerd_

yeah I can say having bent pins is very useful when you go to solder the board all together.... I would show an image of a completed project but I don't have anywhere to put the image :/
crater of focs os http://petitcomputer.wikia.com/wiki/Focs_operating_system

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