12-07-2007, 03:06 PM #1
Buying or Building a Rotary Swithc with Push and Pull function
Any one know where to buy Rotary Switch with Push and Pull function?
Or maybe there is a guide on how to build it?
I have some ideas on how to build such switch but wanted to know if there is someone who done it before or if there is a alternative to building.
12-07-2007, 03:31 PM #2
This is what I've designed
I designed this about 1 1/2 years ago, was going to have a friend reproduce the plastic pieces, but unfortunately he went out of business
So here it is, possibly this is a good time to share it You might have to fine tune it, but.... It's inexpensive and most importantly, it works
Check out the PDF file attachment with dimensions....
Last edited by Matt Olieman; 08-01-2015 at 08:29 AM.
12-07-2007, 03:42 PM #3
Great Matt, thank you
But could you explain more how it works?
12-07-2007, 04:10 PM #4
Anyway... I ask you to look at the drawing at the top of the PDF file in combination of the pictures and hopefully it all comes together for you If not, I'll work on something else, just give me some time.
12-07-2007, 04:16 PM #5
Very simple, yet an elegant solution Matt! You simply build a small holder for both the encoder and the momentary switch to mount in and on the bottom of the encoder you make an additional mount that allows the momentary to attach to. Then, when you need to use your 'press' function, the encoder's shaft is pushed on and it triggers the momentary.Eric Tomlin-
Learjet 45 Builder
12-07-2007, 04:19 PM #6
Thank you Eric, VERY WELL explained
12-07-2007, 04:24 PM #7
Yes but this will give you 2 push buttons + rotary, as Encoder has push build in, or am I completely wrong?
12-07-2007, 04:44 PM #8
I've added a photo to my original post (first pic). Hope this helps. Oh, and the answer to your question, it is not 2 push buttons, the back button becomes the pull button.
12-07-2007, 04:50 PM #9
I see, I don't see it right now, but i will study later today.
12-07-2007, 05:27 PM #10
Matt, that is a great design!
You could work for Korry or Honeywell with talent like that.Boeing Skunk Works
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