Most of the push button switches I have can be inserted into a prototype breadboard fairly easily. I got mine from some electronics starter kits. I see them in probably most kits that also include a breadboard.
I assume you already know…
- Open switch – off
- Closed switch – on
All of my push button switches are normally open (NO). That means that they are normally off. Once you press the button, the switch closes and the switch is on. As soon as you release the button, they turn off again. Thus, they are momentary switches.
I don’t know if any breadboard friendly push button switches are normally closed (NC). But, it’s not hard to find other types of push button switches that are normally closed.
How to use on a breadboard videos
This is my best momentary tactile push button on a breadboard video. It helps a lot if you click the link to watch the whole video directly on YouTube!
And the following videos is my most popular YouTube video for some reason. So I included it.
Following video covers using the push button switch
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