A button odyssey

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Coming soon, from Adafruit – A button odyssey.


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7 Comments

  1. Would make a wonderful Hal Eye… I have an idea…

  2. I’ve recently discovered that some of the younger folks at my job have never heard of this movie. It’s a scary thought. Thank you for remembering it.

  3. I might need a few of those!

    Star Trek buttons would be nice too!

  4. I would like some as well!

  5. I’ve worked with a couple people who’ve purchased a large number of those giant LED arcade buttons from a different supplier. I’ve noticed that they don’t have a consistent polarity from factory. The first thing I do is pull the switch and light assembly from the button. I then pull the LED assembly and orient it so the visible resistor is on the side nearest the red push-button on the microswitch. That way I know the pole on the same side as the large black switch retaining tab is always + on all the switches I’m installing.

    I think that’s a handy thing to point out when you do a tutorial. I’m sure you’ll note that the light tabs are .250 and the switch tabs are .187 .

  6. How do I get an alert on it’s availability ?

  7. Available now!

    http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2013/02/13/new-products-massive-arcade-buttons-with-led-100mm-green-blue-red-white-and-yellow/

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