Forced Feedback Button Actuation

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by aliamir, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. aliamir

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 3, 2009

    I'm looking for a specific part and I don't know if it exist. What I want to do is make a button "stuck" for a game controller if I don't want the user to do something. For example, I don't want the user to be able to press a button for a certain amount of time (it will physically be stuck).

    What I'm looking for is an actuator that is very small where a logical "1" would make a lever go up (making the button stuck) and a logical "0" would allow the button to be used. I'd preferably like this actuator to be 1x1x1 cm in dimensions, or smaller if possible.

    Anyone have an idea of where I can find such a part?

    I'd appreciate any help anyone can provide.

  2. mik3

    Senior Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Why don't you try to achieve this with electric parts and not mechanical ones?

    Use an AND gate and wire the button signal and your control signal (via a NOT gate) on its inputs. The gate will output a high logic only when your control signal is low assuming both buttons are NO.
  3. jj_alukkas

    Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    Do you want the button to be temporarily 'inoperable' ? What is such an application for?
  4. mik3

    Senior Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    There is an easier solution than the gates solution. A simple NC push button in series with the joystick button.