These keypad it is the same like computer keyboard, but rather the pressure pads that have only outline symbol printed on a flat, flexible surface. These membrane keyboard, which work by electrical contact between the key surface under layer circuit when key areas are press. See below the diagram of the membrane keyboard.

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Membrane Keypad Schematic

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Membrane Matrix Keypad Key Arrangement

1 2 3 A
4 5 6 B
7 8 9 C
* 0 # D

This keypad has 8 wires running from the bottom of the keypad, the wires connect in sequence from left to right and hook up to Arduino digital pin 2-9. You can get the Library from Arduino IDE, The following code below will allow you to test the keypad as each key is pressed, the corresponding character should appear on a separate line in IDE serial console.

 

 

Using Membrane Keypad/Keyboard On Arduino
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