My Pi project calls for about 6 normally open, momentary contact push button switches for the purpose of replacing the mouse (4 directional buttons, two 'mouse buttons', left click / right click)
I do not want tactile buttons, these are too clicky, I require something with a smooth travel and minimal noise.
Now, Ebay and other marketplaces stock 24mm "arcade pushbuttons" that would be ideal, if they weren't so huge.
I'm after something closer to 6mm - 8mm and preferably not too deep, but I cannot find anything, not even manufacturers.
Illumination would be a nice feature, but only if its very dull, since the buttons will sit flush with the touchscreen.
Could anybody offer suggestions or alternatives? I would really like to avoid tactiles if I can.
Here is a rough isketch to demonstrate my use/needs: