Bubble gum type switches

Author: @Zeek


Submitted by user @Teri
Description of Idea:
Need 5 light to medium pressure to activate. Can you help?

MMC Entry I.D: 6317

@MMC_Jake Is interact or raindrop or mmc60 most similar? I can change category to reequest maker want once I know

Request submitted via switch expression of interest form as part of ny collab event series

Hey @Teri, the name ‘Bubble gum’ isn’t familiar to me. Do you mean the Gumball Switch? (e.g. https://enablingdevices.com/product/gumball-switch/)

If so, the Gumball has a 2.5 inch (63.5 mm) activation surface and a listed activation force of 25 grams.

The Interact Switch (i.e. https://www.makersmakingchange.com/project/interact-switch/) is probably the closest match with a similar 63 mm (2.5 inch) activation surface and an activation force of about 35 grams (the unit I have here was closer to 50 grams of force). This one is about 25 mm high.

The MMC60 / Round Flexure switch is another option (i.e. https://www.makersmakingchange.com/project/round-flexure-switch-60mm/) with a 60 mm activation surface, though the activation force is a bit higher (~ 70 grams). The MMC60 is taller at 40 mm.

Neither of these have a clear cover like the gumball, but it is possible to customize the top of both designs. The Interact Switch needs to be completely disassembled to swap the top.The the MMC60’s top can be screwed on and off by hand.