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Bluetooth amp add buttons and how to place them? Answered

Can someone give me some advice?

I am going to buy this mini amp.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B018FX57IS/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A29EZVB447EKA7

I want to add some buttons like play and skip, how can I do it?

What kind of battery can i  this?Int to make it portable. 

Another question:

I am looking all over the place but can't find small play and skip buttons. Can someone help me?

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Downunder35m

2 years ago

If you spend a bit more time shopping around aou will find alternatives that might suit your needs much better.
What you listed is just an amp, for a similar price you can get wireless MP3 players that transmit over FM to the car stereo.
Some even come with a remote....
So you could simply take any old FM radio, add a 12V power supply and transform it into a MP3 player you control with a remote.
Just an idea though not quite sure what your final goal is...

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baristaDownunder35m

Reply 2 years ago

I like the idea of 're-purposing' the interface from some hardware that is similar, but otherwise redundant. If it's just the buttons you need, try an old TV remote (or get one at the pound shop).

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gmoon

2 years ago

The small buttons on that board are called "tactile switches" and are very common (and cheap). Search and you will find.

I don't see any specs in the link you posted, so the power or voltage requirements are unknown. Likely you'll need a rechargeable battery and a voltage regulator to make it portable.

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trekdropgmoon

Reply 2 years ago

Do you know if it is possible to transform a tactile switch to a micro switch?

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gmoontrekdrop

Reply 2 years ago

"Micro switch" covers a lot; many different kinds. The "classic" micro switch is different in appearance, but not in electrical function from other switches. Classic micro switches are probably more robust (last longer) than tactile switches and are larger, so it's easier to mount them in equipment...at least equipment that was designed for them.

In the simplest form, a micro switch is just a small momentary on-off switch with a very short "throw." That's pretty much identical to tactile switches.

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trekdropgmoon

Reply 2 years ago

thanks for the info, still don't know if I can wire a micro switch to a tactile switches.

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trekdrop

2 years ago

Thanks!

Now I am only looking for push buttons with the play icon. Someone knows where to get that one?