anyone ever try installing backbuttons in the battery door?

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anyone ever try installing backbuttons in the battery door?

Post by rumblepen » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:04 am

the middle of the battery door is the only comfortable place for backbuttons for me. I'm thinking some low profile silicon buttons, if anyone has any good candidates please let me know.

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Re: anyone ever try installing backbuttons in the battery door?

Post by VeteranGamer » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:26 am

rumblepen wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:04 am
the middle of the battery door is the only comfortable place for backbuttons for me. I'm thinking some low profile silicon buttons, if anyone has any good candidates please let me know.
there have been a lot of different styles to the back buttons....

if you look through or search the Show-off section (there is a search function as well)

you'll see what other members have done....
(there are several)





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Re: anyone ever try installing backbuttons in the battery door?

Post by rumblepen » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:05 am

all I found there are these weird concave battery doors with buttons that leave no room for a battery in the compartment.

I'm gonna try to affix a gb pocket or advance start/select button to the door and still fit a dextech battery in there. I just hope the buttons will make contact with that easy_buttons pcb from kitsch bent

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Re: anyone ever try installing backbuttons in the battery door?

Post by DieselDummy » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:09 am

I have. Currently trying to find time to get everything in order to make it available to the public....and with more options. Check the link in my signature if you'd like to see, perhaps even for some ideas.

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Re: anyone ever try installing backbuttons in the battery door?

Post by rumblepen » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:16 am

thanks, but what I have in mind is a bit different. I'm gonna try to affix one of these https://store.kitsch-bent.com/product/easy_buttons with some teeny tiny plastic screw posts and use a gba start/select or maybe seperate a regular gameboy start/select and orient them horizontally. I need to get the battery and everything else together to see if it'll work.

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Re: anyone ever try installing backbuttons in the battery door?

Post by DieselDummy » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:05 am

Good luck and let us know how it goes, maybe you will inspire some more people

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Re: anyone ever try installing backbuttons in the battery door?

Post by rumblepen » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:42 pm

okay here's my plan. use the a/b button membrane as the backbuttons and mount the button board ontop using some plastic spacers which will be epoxied to the battery cover. don't have the board yet so I don't have all the dimensions needed for the spacers, but they need to be 3mm deep to clear the membrane.

the board is 1mm, the membrane 3mm, so any battery that would fit without removing the battery compartment ribs should fit with this rigging provided you shave off the compartment ribs.

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Re: anyone ever try installing backbuttons in the battery door?

Post by Helder » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:55 am

You could have some thinner boards made quite easily and use kitsch-bent's A/B Silicone buttons to make things even thinner.
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Re: anyone ever try installing backbuttons in the battery door?

Post by rumblepen » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:08 am

using silicon buttons was the original idea, but then I positioned a membrane to test out placement and I liked the smaller nubs better.

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