June 1, 2009
i'm trying to take apart a bunch of toys and other small electronics. They all have a push-button that mashes down on the PCB to operate. the spot underneath the button looks like this: (forgive the hasty visual):
I think that the push of the button connects the two. So my question, then:
What's the best way to get "electronic-ize" this so my IC can do it?
-solder them together and turn the power on/off via my IC?
-connect the negative to an outpin (and transistor) and fire away?
I could experiment, but I would have to sacrifice a toy or two, so I'll ask my fellow robophiles ...