The Great Search: SP4T Slide Switch #TheGreatSearch #DigiKey #Adafruit @DigiKey @Adafruit

The Paper Shoot camera we did an unboxing of has a nifty SP4T slide switch. Slide switches are one of our favorite interface elements: they’ve intuitive for anyone and don’t get reset by a power loss. Let’s look (video) at how we can find various slide switches, and how to identify what kind of switch we’ve got by symbol.

See on Digi-Key at https://www.digikey.com/short/f2p4hwjb

See episodes of The Desk of Ladyada in the playlist here and other Great Searches in the playlist here.


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