Understanding Mechanical Switch Types

- Aug 30, 2019-

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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.