Understanding Mechanical Switch Types

- Aug 30, 2019-


Key Cap
: cover which sits on top of a switch and illustrating the key function.

Stem: part which the keycap attaches on top of it, spring rest at lower slider, and slider actuates metal leaves.

Metal Spring: provides key press resistance and reset key back to its resting position.

Switch Housing: part holds steam, metal spring and metal leaves together.

Metal Leaves: two metal components that register keypress when in contact.