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    Cool Super Cool LCD switches

    Just come across this site at work...

    http://www.rjselectronics.com/?gclid...FSYSQgodixBXgw


    They have some uber cool switches and LCD displays, some switches have an LCD screen built into the button

    They also do rotary joystick things like an I-drive controller.


    Just thought it might be of interest to someone

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    That's pretty damn cool.
    I wonder if you could use the switch itself as an LCD display that could show different information on the fly....

    Maybe PC temps or fan speeds or voltages or soemthing...
    They're a little small to display mp3 track info....
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    My thoughts were a power/reset switch, that displayed case temps

    Or you could have a button with conditional functions, which changed its label automatically, not sure what for ATM, but its cool non the less

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    I like!

    Probably what is used in that keyboard that hasn't come out. It has been "coming soon" for about 2 years now! Each key has one of the lcd buttons that can be programmed on the fly so you can switch up your keyboard really easy!

    I always wanted one of those, now maybe I can build one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    Probably what is used in that keyboard that hasn't come out. It has been "coming soon" for about 2 years now! Each key has one of the lcd buttons that can be programmed on the fly so you can switch up your keyboard really easy![/center]
    Actually, the keyboard you're thinking of, the Optimus, uses OLED technology for its keys instead of LCDs. The OLEDs can display a lot more detail than the LCDs, plus they can do it in full color. I've got one of the smaller Optimus Minis floating around my office somewhere. It's neat technology, but the practicality of it leaves something to be desired. The big problem with the OLEDs is that they have a fairly short lifespan (~ 5000 hours IIRC).

    I also seem to recall that someone else on the forum has brought up the RJS LCD switches before, but I'm too lazy to go track down the thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siezmik View Post
    Actually, the keyboard you're thinking of, the Optimus, uses OLED technology for its keys instead of LCDs. The OLEDs can display a lot more detail than the LCDs, plus they can do it in full color. I've got one of the smaller Optimus Minis floating around my office somewhere. It's neat technology, but the practicality of it leaves something to be desired. The big problem with the OLEDs is that they have a fairly short lifespan (~ 5000 hours IIRC).

    I also seem to recall that someone else on the forum has brought up the RJS LCD switches before, but I'm too lazy to go track down the thread.
    Yeah it uses OLED's, that's right. I would still buy it if it was under $150.

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    I like the illuminated anti vandal switch for my pc power. Thanks for the info.

    EDIT: This US company sells the switch itself and pre-wired. Expensive though!
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    Yeah it uses OLED's, that's right. I would still buy it if it was under $150.
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    I know this is a really old thread but i keep seeing traffic come to my website for it, I would like to state that we now sell these switches in packs of two for anyone that is interested, wherever you reside in the world.

    These are available at http://www.rjsdirect.com/

    Also a note to any moderators if you come across this post, please can you change the url in the OP's post to http://www.rjselectronics.com/?LCD_Switches:Q5&mp3car for easier tracking. Currently its an ugly ?gclid url atm

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawJohn View Post
    Just come across this site at work...

    http://www.rjselectronics.com/?LCD_Switches:Q5&mp3car


    They have some uber cool switches and LCD displays, some switches have an LCD screen built into the button

    They also do rotary joystick things like an I-drive controller.


    Just thought it might be of interest to someone

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