Comments: Cherry MX Switch Breakout Hookup Guide


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  • Kal / about 4 years ago / 1

    @jimblom I'm having trouble with this. I'm building a 1-column 3-row macropad, and I've wired everything the way your guide instructs. I'm still unsure of where to connect to ground. Does each breakout board get connected to ground? Which spot on the breakout board gets connected to ground? More information on this would be extremely helpful.

    • santaimpersonator / about 4 years ago / 1

      Hi there, it sounds like you are looking for technical assistance. Please use the link in the banner above, to get started with posting a topic in our forums. Our technical support team will do their best to assist you.

      That being said, the hookup guide doesn't use a ground pin.

  • So - this tutorial makes it look like you don't need power and ground running to the switch unless you're using LEDs - but that can't be right, can it?

    • jimblom / about 8 years ago / 1

      You need ground on one pin and a pull-up resistor on the other (in the most common hookup, at least.) As an example: ground pin 2 and put a pull-up resistor on pin 1. Then monitor pin 1 -- if it's low, the switch is activated, otherwise it'll be high.

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