Small buttons of various colors and sizes
  • Small buttons of various colors and sizes
  • Multiple connector options
  • Discreet and easy to add to an installation
  • Compatible with our analog interface boards
  • Push-buttons to be pressed
  • Dry contact,  all or nothing signal
  • Available colors : red, dark gray, light gray, white
  • Supplied per unit with or without connections
  • Supplied by 8 with a 16 wire ribbon cable for our analog interface boards
  • Supplied by 5 with a 10 wire ribbon cable for our MiniWi boards
  • Supplied by 4 with a 10 wire ribbon cable for our ZIP boards
  • Connectique câble en nappe 16 fils
  • Touche moyenne, bouton
  • Touche moyenne - connectique Nappe
  • Capteur Mini touche grise bouton
  • Capteur interrupteur On/Off Touche bleue
  • Touche minuscule, petit bouton
  • Touche minuscule de côté
  • Capteurs Mini Gris 3 points connecteur ana
  • Touche Minuscule 3 points connecteur analogique
  • Touche bleue connexion 3 points
  • Touches bleues, boutons On/Off

Buttons and switches

Switches such as buttons, keys, push-buttons... There are a great variety of all or nothing sensors that can be adapted, customized, and personnalized.

Button type :
Connector option :
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Switch sensors description

A switch is an all or nothing sensor that can take many shapes : push-buttons, buttons with momentary or permanent contacts, lever switches, slideswitches, rocker switches, sensitive floor-mats, ball switch, magnet contactor, limit switch, home-made set-ups with dry contacts...

Switches can be used in many different ways : either as a way to manage stage direction, switching from one set of effects to another, either to detect events. They can be placed on the floor, the walls, the furniture, in an installation, on an actor, in a costume, in a glove (such as in the image below), under an object,... awaiting the press of a hand, a foot or a door closing, an object moving, etc...

They are also proprioception tools for mecanical systems : letting one control the position of motorized objects with potentiometers.

Different buttons with momentary contacts

Amongst the many possible switches, we offer a standard set of various buttons and switches. The limit switches are described on a separate page, as well as the more particular switches (magnet contactors and ball switches) and the sensitive floor-mats .

They are all switches with momentary contacts, meaning a contact is made or maintained only while the switch is being actuated. On a button one is pressing, it means the moment one stops pressing it down the button is released and goes back to a non actuated state.

Our catalog's various switches

The table underneath indicates the standard assembly for a switch from our catalog. "Card" means it is soldered to a small PCB card that makes it easy to fasten to something by screwing, glueing or sewing it in. It also helps secure the connecting wires from being torn.

BoutonTiny button


BoutonMini grey pushbuttonCard
BoutonMini blue buttonCard
BoutonMedium white buttonCard
BoutonPushbuttonTo be screwed
BoutonSlat switch- Limitswhitch
BoutonBall switch
BoutonButton - magnetic contactor
BoutonSensitive floor mat
Placed on the ground
BoutonCustom switch alligator clips
Costum fix up



Tiny button
Size : width 3,5 mm x length 6 mm x height 4,3 mm.
ToucheTouche minuscule sur plaque.

Example of a tiny button directly stitched into a fabric (without a card) and a standard version of it with a card.


Tiny grey pushbutton
Size : width 6 mm x length 6 mm x height 5 mm.
BoutonsMini poussoir Interface-Z

Stitched into a fabric/Standard version on a card.


Mini blue button
Size : width 7 mm x length 8 mm x height 5 mm.
ToucheTouche mini bleue

Directly soldered to connecting wires / standard version on a card


Medium button
size of the square : 12 mm x 12 mm x height 4,3 mm.
Touche moyenne sur plaque.


A sensitive floor-mat, described more precisely here, is a switch that can have many different connection types as shown below :

Example of interactive gloves

Gants interactifsGants+ capteurs

There are 4 buttons per glove : 4 mini pushbuttons on the left one, 1 medium button, 2 tiny red buttons and one ball switch on the right one.

Connections and sensor quantities

Connector option
Switches sold per unitSwitches sold per set
3 pin analog connectorYesNo set
Flat ribbon cable 16 wires 8 digital inputsNo8
Flat ribbon cable 10 wires MiniWiNo5
Flat ribbon cable 10 wires ZIPNo4
No connectorsYesNo set

You can find a description of these connector options and sets on our general information page.

To make things simpler, our switches with 3 pin connectors are no longer just on the end of connecting wires but soldered to the connector card. The card is plugged to our usual 3 way analog extension cords, which is bought separately while choosing the required length.

If the button must be separated from the connector and attached to the end of a wire, the standard connector type is the one with a flat ribbon cable. This makes the switch easier to integrate to an interface or a costume. The base length for these ribbon cables is 2 meters. To add length, select the option « 10 or 16 extra wires » (per meter) in the appropriate section Connectors/Digital Inputs /Ribbon Cables.

The « no connections » designation implies that the button is supplied on its own, as is, without a card or any connecting wires.

8 touches montées sur câble en nappe.

8 mini blue buttons assembled on a flat ribbon cable with a HE10 16 pin header.




A guide for soldering one's own button set to a ribbon cable compatible with the digital inputs of an analog interface board. Each piece can be supplied by Interface-Z, the interface board, the ribbon cable and the buttons. For more custom solutions please contact us by email. (Guide not yet available in english)

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