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How to connect 4x5 button matrix (DIO_MATRIX?)

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Hi!

 

I want to replace individual buttons connected to DIN module with a slim 20-button pad which is organized in 4x5 lines.

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Looks like DIO_Matrix module support matrix connections, but according to schematic it require diodes.

But 20 button pad has already connected lines without diodes.

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Any ideas?

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Since no one has responded to this, I thought I would at least add my thoughts.

You can use this keypad without diodes but there will be some problems if you push 2 or more buttons at the same time. True this isn't a normal use of the keypad but finger checks do happen. To protect against having 2 of the CMOS output ports shorted together when 2 or more keys are push simultaneously, I would just put a 220 ohm resistor in series with each of the output lines going to the 74hc595 chip. This will protect the hardware.

Pete Knobloch

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