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gbz button ideas

Post by skrapps914 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:08 am

man, i bet these buttons would look nice in a gbz!
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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by Flowlance » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:02 pm

It'd be a shame to sacrifice a 8bitdo controller imo.

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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by Kilren » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:06 pm

Flowlance wrote:It'd be a shame to sacrifice a 8bitdo controller imo.
There are a ton of aftermarket and third party controllers now days that look identical. You can use them and not feel bad about ruining a controller.

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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by skrapps914 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:16 pm

Kilren wrote:
Flowlance wrote:It'd be a shame to sacrifice a 8bitdo controller imo.
There are a ton of aftermarket and third party controllers now days that look identical. You can use them and not feel bad about ruining a controller.
I've been trying to look for buttons that are identical with the letters engraved, but can't find any. do you know where i can get some like those?

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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by Kilren » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:17 pm

skrapps914 wrote:
Kilren wrote:
Flowlance wrote:It'd be a shame to sacrifice a 8bitdo controller imo.
There are a ton of aftermarket and third party controllers now days that look identical. You can use them and not feel bad about ruining a controller.
I've been trying to look for buttons that are identical with the letters engraved, but can't find any. do you know where i can get some like those?
I don't know if they're exactly the same size, I'd have to take apart my 360 controller and grab a caliper. But it is an idea to play with if you want to investigate it is using xbox 360 button replacements.

Red ABXY button

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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by Fleder » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:43 am

Not really everyones taste, but they do fit if you cut a little nub at the bottom.
http://www.banggood.com/4Pcs-Metal-Bull ... 09356.html
And then there are those:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-2-pc ... 02afaf4ee2

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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by dominator » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:25 am

Fleder wrote:Not really everyones taste, but they do fit if you cut a little nub at the bottom.
http://www.banggood.com/4Pcs-Metal-Bull ... 09356.html
And then there are those:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-2-pc ... 02afaf4ee2
It's a real shame that they can't make a red button bright red, not wine red! That crappy plastic, those colours they use just look cheap (I know as I bought them!!). I'm thinking of casting my own buttons....!!
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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by Fleder » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:56 am

dominator wrote:It's a real shame that they can't make a red button bright red, not wine red! That crappy plastic, those colours they use just look cheap (I know as I bought them!!). I'm thinking of casting my own buttons....!!
I know, right?!
I thought of that too. Just some silicone, and the original buttons and you could do this.
But i have no experience in this topic and not much space to do it, either.

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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by Kilren » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:32 am

dominator wrote: It's a real shame that they can't make a red button bright red, not wine red! That crappy plastic, those colours they use just look cheap (I know as I bought them!!). I'm thinking of casting my own buttons....!!
Hey dom, that sounds like an awesome how-to guide if you're willing to do it and have the means to document it. I'm sure people wouldn't mind trying making their own buttons if it's simple.

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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by dominator » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:06 am

Kilren wrote:
dominator wrote: It's a real shame that they can't make a red button bright red, not wine red! That crappy plastic, those colours they use just look cheap (I know as I bought them!!). I'm thinking of casting my own buttons....!!
Hey dom, that sounds like an awesome how-to guide if you're willing to do it and have the means to document it. I'm sure people wouldn't mind trying making their own buttons if it's simple.
If I do it, then I will make a guide. I have already ordered 5 button sets to use as a mold and bought the condutive pads.
Now, apart from red and transparent red, what colours do you want? :D
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