In this tutorial, I wanted to learn how to make a parametric enclosure for housing arcade buttons. In a recent project, Limor and Phil wanted to make a “scene switch” for their broadcasting software (Wirecast) using Circuit Python and an Adafruit Feather M0 Express. Limor thought it’d be a great idea if we designed a parametric enclosure so folks can input how many buttons they want and it’d automatically update the design.
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