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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by Kilren » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:34 am

dominator wrote:
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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
I think any of your neon or florescent colors would be a winner. I'd personally be interested in a florescent orange set

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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by dominator » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:58 pm

Kilren wrote:
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Kilren wrote: 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
I think any of your neon or florescent colors would be a winner. I'd personally be interested in a florescent orange set
O.k., so far this evening I have made the mold shell halves, ordered some silicone, clear resin and some florescent orange pigment that glows in the dark! I am going to look for some more pigment colours tomorrow. I think I can make 5 or 6 button sets at at time.
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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by Kilren » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:20 pm

dominator wrote:
Kilren wrote:
dominator wrote:
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
I think any of your neon or florescent colors would be a winner. I'd personally be interested in a florescent orange set
O.k., so far this evening I have made the mold shell halves, ordered some silicone, clear resin and some florescent orange pigment that glows in the dark! I am going to look for some more pigment colours tomorrow. I think I can make 5 or 6 button sets at at time.
You're the man. I'll buy a set from you if they turn out.

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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by skrapps914 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:00 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8Bitdo-Zero-Min ... SwuhhXVmDS

these buttons in red, thats what i need. letters engraved into the buttons like that. i wish they sold cast 8bitdo buttons

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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by Fleder » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:54 am

Oh man [mention]dominator[/mention],

is there some kind of flat rate i could set up with you? :)
I would be interested, too. Real Red and dark Black would be great.

I had the idea of molding Start + Select buttons.
Because only the protruding top would have to be plastic, the rest could be the original silicone stuff, which i would cut the top of and glue on the plastic, if this somehow will work.

Have you thought about this, too? One could also use silicone for the whole mold and paint on some conductive silver/paint.

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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by joe7dust » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:13 am

I'm interested. These sound like they'd go nicely with a neon green translucent case with some leds and colored hotglue.

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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by dominator » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:38 am

Attempt no1. :

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I need to glue or stop the silicone from going under the buttons. Also my scales broke when adding the hardener, so I think I put too much hardener in the silicone and it was setting when I was pouring it.
I'm going to try again.
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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by LeonAtesh » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:57 pm

Do you think it would be difficult to make a how-to guide for this Dom?

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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by dominator » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:36 am

LeonAtesh wrote:Do you think it would be difficult to make a how-to guide for this Dom?
I will make one, as soon as I get it right!!
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Re: gbz button ideas

Post by LeonAtesh » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:40 pm

Appreciated Dom, always wanted to try making molds myself.

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