Micro Switch SW-11075
Posted: 25 Mar 2019, 02:01
Hey DT, I picked up an old micro switch (SW series?) board on ebay. So... I don't have any experience with reverse engineering or electronics repair; I've only built kits to date, but I'm excited to see what I can do with this board. I am hoping some of the OGs around here can give me some guidance on what my options are.
- This thing looks like it's been stored in a dirt pile since the 1970s. How likely is it that it can be restored to its original form?
- If the PCB is busted, how difficult would it be to harvest the switches and caps? It appears the switches are in good condition, just a little bit dirty. I can see that the metal clips, the PCB, and the sensors are all soldered together in a single assembly. I couldn't find anything on the goog about repurposing honeywell switches for a custom board. Is it even possible, or am I stuck with the existing layout? I bought it because it uses all 1u keys so I figured it would be easy to experiment with layouts.
- Will harvesting these parts for a custom design earn me the ire of the keyboard gods?