Machine Design

A Short History of Membrane Switches (.PDF Download)

Soon after membrane keyboards and switches were invented 30 years ago, they were ridiculed as a low-cost but unreliable method of inputting data. After decades of improvements, often unnoticed by consumers, membrane switches are now established as effective input and keyboarding hardware for many different technical applications. Today, thanks to their unquestionable advantages, these switches have become high-tech subsystems indispensable to many industries...

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