What are the best buttons? What would be the best buttons to include in an Arduboy kit for a mixture of, easy to solder and feeling good. Is it OK to just use normal surface mount tactile switch? They aren’t my favorite but they are sturdy, easy to solder and easy to source.
Standard through hole tactile button. Common, cheap, easy to solder but they don’t feel good to press and the back side can poke you.
Surface mount tactile button. Still common, pretty cheap, but a little more difficult to solder. They feel the same as through hole but don’t poke you on the back side of the pcb.
Soft tactile button. Too squishy feeling.
The SKPM switch, it feels great. It’s tricky to solder and it is also not sturdy, it can get ripped off the PCB somewhat easily.
Anyone tried an SKPF switch? It’s supposed to be soft feeling. Still has pokies.
Also found the SKPG, it only has 2 posts but at least they are easier to solder. Both these last two are probably hard to find.
Any suggestions? Should I do through hole and just have second PCB behind the pokies? That would be easier to solder… You’ll probably end up with through holes anyways because of the display module.
Also, if going the standard 6x6 tact route, how tall should the button be?