Grove Zero - Mech Key
The Mech Key is a simple input module that detects a single press and a long press. It also features an RGB LED backlit keycap and a clicking sound when pressed.
Module Category: Input
What is it?
The Mech Key is a kind of mechanical switch that makes an audible clicking sound when you press it. The tactile click is so good that you can see it on many popular mechanical keyboards.
The Mech Key can detect events such as single press and long press. There is also a RGB LED under the keycap for you to add some backlighting effects.
Grove Zero Series Introduction:
Grove Zero is a set of programmable elctronic building blocks which snap together with magentic connections & are used in conjuction with graphical programming software to achieve creative and functional projects. Grove Zero can be used boths as a tool to foster children's creativty as a classroom tool for STEM education. Learn more about the series here.
If this is your first experience with the Grove Zero series, we recommend that you purchase introductory kits such as the Starter Kit, Car Kit or Bit Kit, which include instructional documentation to help you get familiar with this educational series.
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How this module works?
The clicking sound is produced based on the mechanical structure of the module. Just like other typical button switches, when you press down the button of the mech key, you are actually closing the circuit and letting electric signals pass through. A single button press is a very short time period to power the circuit on and off; while a long press, is closing the circuit for a lonegr time period.
You can program the Mech Key very easily with Codecraft to achieve more creative and challenging projects.
Connect modules together as shown below and press the mech key to see what happens:
Real World Analogy
|Power Supply ：Grove Zero battery module|
|Working Voltage: 5V|
|Working Current: 1.5A (Max)|
|Power Indication LED|
|Age for Use:||8+|
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