SNES BUTTONS & MORE (read if planning a SNES colorway)

General GBZ-related chat goes here. Share ideas, tips and tricks, or ask questions that don't fit into the hardware/software help forums.
cobramike
Posts: 230
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:31 am
Location: Gelderland, Netherlands
Has thanked: 55 times
Been thanked: 60 times

Re: SNES BUTTONS & MORE (read if planning a SNES colorway)

Post by cobramike » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:04 am

One tip look on AliExpress and Ebay. Most sites asks to much money for SNES buttons. Why pay 15 pond when you can get those on Ali for 5 Euros. Much Much cheaper that those sites
Whooo Stop befor ask in a post. First use the search or the wiki befor you make a topic.. Just saying.........

User avatar
YaYa
Posts: 1719
Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:42 pm
Location: brittany - France
Has thanked: 871 times
Been thanked: 688 times
Contact:

Re: SNES BUTTONS & MORE (read if planning a SNES colorway)

Post by YaYa » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:46 am

i'm gonna be the devil's advocate but i have bought from well known sites over EU (cases, pads and buttons) and the quality of these is way better than what you find over ali... because those shops have (i suppose) tested many suppliers until they found the one that gives better quality for some more cents... also you pay for the taxes from decent countries, you pay peoples decent salary... you pay for the quick shipping to have your stuff in less than a week and not months...
it's up to everyone.
Follow me on instagram Image

User avatar
goosewerks
Posts: 86
Joined: Mon May 22, 2017 8:27 am
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 33 times

Re: SNES BUTTONS & MORE (read if planning a SNES colorway)

Post by goosewerks » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:15 pm

edwardthehuman wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:07 pm
Thank you for these helpful infos especially for a newbie like me who is still learning. :)

By the way, goosewerks, your what's the PSP stick for?
N64, PSX, Dreamcast, etc. Anything that needs an analog joystick.

User avatar
Wailer
Posts: 119
Joined: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:45 pm
Location: Tiel, The Netherlands
Has thanked: 30 times
Been thanked: 38 times

Re: SNES BUTTONS & MORE (read if planning a SNES colorway)

Post by Wailer » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:32 pm

Thanks for the very useful info!

Bought some aftermarket snes buttons, but switched them out with original snes controller buttons (just put the aftermarkets in the controller) and the snes ones fit (and look) so much better.
Drilled a 11mm hole and they fit like a glove.

smoothoperator
Posts: 104
Joined: Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:59 pm
Location: Michigan, USA
Has thanked: 78 times
Been thanked: 39 times

Re: SNES BUTTONS & MORE (read if planning a SNES colorway)

Post by smoothoperator » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:29 pm

Has anyone hollowed out the original snes buttons some so the travel of the rubber membrane feels more like the original dmg buttons? It seems like I barely touch the buttons and they bottom out on the pcb.

User avatar
VeteranGamer
Posts: 1691
Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:12 am
Location: London, UK
Has thanked: 489 times
Been thanked: 878 times

Re: SNES BUTTONS & MORE (read if planning a SNES colorway)

Post by VeteranGamer » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:55 am

smoothoperator wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:29 pm
Has anyone hollowed out the original snes buttons some so the travel of the rubber membrane feels more like the original dmg buttons? It seems like I barely touch the buttons and they bottom out on the pcb.
i personally havent played with the build i made with the SNES/Famicom buttons for a considerably amount of time...

but i actually found them to be better than the DMG buttons, especially for these modded Game Boy...
(sharp responses arent a bad thing, especially if your using a teency or pro micro which have had poor delays in the past)
and personally i think they work slightly better also in the looks department, as the DMG buttons never really sit well with these custom PCB..
(as i've also seen people adding things like plastic shims to the buttons to make sit well)


my only concern if you do attempt to hollow out the buttons is how are you going to get a uniform depth to all the buttons....
the last thing you want is to have some buttons higher or lower than the others, because you either hollowed too much or too little...


its going to be a subjective thing, like with all these builds.. what good for one may not be good for the other...
be it colour
controls layout and feel
or screen preference...
and most importantly games of choice

.

User avatar
Wailer
Posts: 119
Joined: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:45 pm
Location: Tiel, The Netherlands
Has thanked: 30 times
Been thanked: 38 times

Re: SNES BUTTONS & MORE (read if planning a SNES colorway)

Post by Wailer » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:31 pm

I'm still in the middle of my first build, so i did not have the change to test this.
I must confess that i haven't noticed that the snes buttons had a different depth... :oops:
The feel of the buttons is good (clickwise) and the response (with a simple multimeter connected) is nice and sharp.
Hope to finish my build soon so i can really test them.

smoothoperator
Posts: 104
Joined: Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:59 pm
Location: Michigan, USA
Has thanked: 78 times
Been thanked: 39 times

Re: SNES BUTTONS & MORE (read if planning a SNES colorway)

Post by smoothoperator » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:34 pm

VeteranGamer wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:55 am
smoothoperator wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:29 pm
Has anyone hollowed out the original snes buttons some so the travel of the rubber membrane feels more like the original dmg buttons? It seems like I barely touch the buttons and they bottom out on the pcb.
i personally havent played with the build i made with the SNES/Famicom buttons for a considerably amount of time...

but i actually found them to be better than the DMG buttons, especially for these modded Game Boy...
(sharp responses arent a bad thing, especially if your using a teency or pro micro which have had poor delays in the past)
and personally i think they work slightly better also in the looks department, as the DMG buttons never really sit well with these custom PCB..
(as i've also seen people adding things like plastic shims to the buttons to make sit well)


my only concern if you do attempt to hollow out the buttons is how are you going to get a uniform depth to all the buttons....
the last thing you want is to have some buttons higher or lower than the others, because you either hollowed too much or too little...


its going to be a subjective thing, like with all these builds.. what good for one may not be good for the other...
be it colour
controls layout and feel
or screen preference...
and most importantly games of choice

.
So i ended up using my dremel and removed about 1.5 - 2mm of material from inside the buttons. I used a small wood dowel as a depth gauge and I think I have them spot on. The "x" and "y" buttons would almost be recessed into the case when pressed due to there not being a recess in the face of the case like the "a" and "b" buttons have so I removed the small tabs in the HoolyHoo bracket I have to allow the buttons to sit much higher. I should have did this before I remove material from "x" and "y" because now I need small washers in the buttons to take up the slack. Probably could get away with not removing material from these buttons and only removing material from "a" and "b". Turned out great in the end although. Hope this helps someone else.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest