Hey guys, I'm new here and also rather new to electronics.
I've been trying to find a way to make a momentary push button (push and hold in to keep on, release to turn off) act like a regular on/off switch (push to turn on, push again to turn off). This pushbutton is meant to control a simple LED.
My original idea was to use the following circuit:
My project however is being powered by two 1.5v button cell batteries, and the inverters would still draw power even when 'off'.
I am looking for a solution that will make my LED turn on when the momentary pushbutton is pressed, and turn off if pressed again, and doesn’t consume power while off. A Microcontroller was recommended, but I don't know what exactly I should be looking for. My project is very tiny, making use of a tactile switch no taller then 0.55mm and the LED is 0.8mm in height.
What type of Microcontroller should I be looking for?
Presuming there is a microcontroller out there that meets my needs, what other components are necessary?
I appreciate your help and if any more information is needed just let me know.