Arcade Stick Admin Buttons

electricgraveelectricgrave KOBURAH!!!Joined: Posts: 51
I've been looking for info here and just about anywhere I could find subjects about it as to what's best to use for mods. What I've found so far is mostly 24mm on the sides which I've been using but I'm looking to do something different for future mods. I found some info on the repurposing of the Home Panels for MC sticks which is awesome. I was trying to find some buttons for admin functions and so far it's either 24mm or the arcade test board buttons that come in 12mm and 16mm. Although I rather keep it looking akin to the actual arcade hardware, what I've found for plastic buttons just doesn't really work for me. I'd like to find some buttons that you can use on top of a HRAP and not look out of place per se.

I've been looking around and so far I've run into this...
Marsnaska-12mm-Momentary-Push-Button-Metal-Switch-For-Car-Auto-DIY-Silver-220V-brand-new.jpg_640x640.jpg

It's 12mm there is also a black version of it, also there are different variations of it, flat, rounded, concave, with a LED lights and what have you. The metal copuld be a little too much? At least it goes with the carriage bolts? Any advice would be appreciated. Maybe share some picks with your admin button setup?


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  • DarksakulDarksakul I find your lack of Faith Disturbing. Joined: Posts: 24,673
    edited November 2017
    I've been looking for info here and just about anywhere I could find subjects about it as to what's best to use for mods. What I've found so far is mostly 24mm on the sides which I've been using but I'm looking to do something different for future mods. I found some info on the repurposing of the Home Panels for MC sticks which is awesome. I was trying to find some buttons for admin functions and so far it's either 24mm or the arcade test board buttons that come in 12mm and 16mm. Although I rather keep it looking akin to the actual arcade hardware, what I've found for plastic buttons just doesn't really work for me. I'd like to find some buttons that you can use on top of a HRAP and not look out of place per se.

    I've been looking around and so far I've run into this...
    https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB10sQ9KpXXXXaIXpXXq6xXFXXX3/Marsnaska-12mm-Momentary-Push-Button-Metal-Switch-For-Car-Auto-DIY-Silver-220V-brand-new.jpg_640x640.jpg

    It's 12mm there is also a black version of it, also there are different variations of it, flat, rounded, concave, with a LED lights and what have you. The metal copuld be a little too much? At least it goes with the carriage bolts? Any advice would be appreciated. Maybe share some picks with your admin button setup?

    Make sure you get momentary push buttons and not a latching (on/off) switch.
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  • electricgraveelectricgrave KOBURAH!!! Joined: Posts: 51
    Thanks for noting that, I should have been clearer. Also if looking into illuminated you'd have to look for 5v I suppose.

  • DarksakulDarksakul I find your lack of Faith Disturbing. Joined: Posts: 24,673
    Thanks for noting that, I should have been clearer. Also if looking into illuminated you'd have to look for 5v I suppose.

    Some these vandal buttons LEDs are 5 volt some are 12, be careful

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  • TortaTorta A piece of Cake Joined: Posts: 750
    edited November 2017
    I find it cute that you call them "admin" buttons.

    I know Hibachi has done a few hrap mods with some kind of low-profile momentary pushbuttons, but i'm not sure how to find those pictures/buttons :(

    Edit:
    http://hibachicandy.tumblr.com/post/126839720687/shmup-stick-completion-suzo-500-modified-with
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  • DarksakulDarksakul I find your lack of Faith Disturbing. Joined: Posts: 24,673
    For the record I got a Latching LED Vandal button as a Power (on/off) button for my Super Gun.

    Its latching so it's a On/off switch rather than a momentary button and the LED is a 12 volt LED.
    I used it to power and cut 120 volts to the Arcade Power Supply inside that provides +5V, -5V, +12V and Ground.

    Yes Negative volts is a thing.
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  • electricgraveelectricgrave KOBURAH!!! Joined: Posts: 51
    edited November 2017
    Thanks Torta that's exactly what I was aiming for, I'm pretty sure the button used on that stick are the same as the ones I posted a pic of in the OP. I'm glad Hibachi was very specific as I was wondering if I should go for 16mm or 12mm, 12mm being easier due to being 1/2" and all. As for calling them buttons "admin" I dunno, figured that's what they are called, maybe "menu" buttons? Some of the buttons have a more domed actuator, I was wondering how those buttons would look given the carriage bolts on the HRAPs, maybe a good match?

    @DS Yes, I'll make sure to get momentary 5v (if LED) buttons for sure.

    Thank you both for the insight.

  • DarksakulDarksakul I find your lack of Faith Disturbing. Joined: Posts: 24,673
    NICE
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  • electricgraveelectricgrave KOBURAH!!! Joined: Posts: 51
    Thanks!

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