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Volcano Button Project
« on: December 10, 2018, 12:35:55 am »
I recently started restoring an Atari Asteroids Deluxe and was shocked to find that the volcano buttons are really hard to come by and expensive.   
So I'm working on creating a new button design that will look and act like the lighted Atari volcano buttons from the top but use modern arcade switches below.  The button design will support the thin metal control panels and 1/2 and 3/4 inch wooden control panels.

I've created the new button parts as 3d models and 3D printed them for testing.  Once I have fully tested the buttons I will post some pictures.

Is this something that anyone else would be interested in using?

Cheers!


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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 07:40:29 am »
I donít know that Iíd use them, but Iím certainly interested in seeing how you do it. Keep us posted.
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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2018, 11:16:50 am »
Yes, this would be awesome.  Was doing a little research on doing this myself the other day.

I recently started restoring an Atari Asteroids Deluxe and was shocked to find that the volcano buttons are really hard to come by and expensive.   
So I'm working on creating a new button design that will look and act like the lighted Atari volcano buttons from the top but use modern arcade switches below.  The button design will support the thin metal control panels and 1/2 and 3/4 inch wooden control panels.

I've created the new button parts as 3d models and 3D printed them for testing.  Once I have fully tested the buttons I will post some pictures.

Is this something that anyone else would be interested in using?

Cheers!

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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2018, 11:22:34 am »
Pics and price or GTFO

This forum needs more threads about Arcade 1Up cabinets.

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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 11:50:32 am »
RAM Controls 2.0
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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2018, 01:14:28 pm »
I'm removing the images for now.

« Last Edit: December 11, 2018, 04:53:36 pm by VolcanoButtonProject »

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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2018, 03:05:30 pm »
"Volcano Button Project"

oh cool.

"Username: VolcanoButtonProject"

Oh, it's one of those new unknown vendor threads.   :-\


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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2018, 04:45:42 pm »
I'm new to this forum and I seem to be making some posting mistakes.  I will keep my project to myself.
I was just trying to see if there was any interest in what I was working on.

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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2018, 05:00:50 pm »
I'm new to this forum and I seem to be making some posting mistakes.  I will keep my project to myself.
I was just trying to see if there was any interest in what I was working on.

I'm sure there is, but why would you choose a username specific to ONE project?

That's more the type of thing you'd do for a business.


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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2018, 06:35:52 pm »
The name seemed like a good idea at the time.  I will work on my project and come back when I've had a chance to fully test out the buttons.  Maybe I will even create a new account.
Cheers!

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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2018, 06:40:11 pm »
We're interested.

 :cheers:
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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2018, 06:51:23 pm »
Nobody can blame me for this one.

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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2018, 08:43:40 am »

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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2018, 08:58:03 am »
Curious. Lew comes down from on high and wants to box me when I am involved in a thread like this.

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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2018, 09:11:50 am »
There's a reason why people seek out the originals. Glad I stocked up on a handful... what?... almost a ---smurfin---' decade ago? Damn. Still haven't used em...

For those of you who missed the pics, the OP made some 3D printed buttons that resembled Atari cone buttons. Everyone and their grandma has a 3D printer, just share the files.
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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2018, 07:05:01 pm »
Guess I'll just keep being a jerk.
I ordered some repro tall and short aluminum cones for $3 each.  Linking to the vendor would violate forum rules since they sell multi-boards.

Too impatient to wait for it to come in to figure out the thread size, so off to lowes to pick up one of these which supposed to screw right in per another post on BYOAC.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/SERVALITE-Black-Light-Switch/50107290
Bit pricey, but will be useful in figuring out specs for illuminated switches.

Nephasth, would you be willing to dig out your buttons and calipers to give me the diameter of the original plunger?

Edit: corrected link.  Original one was for a "normally on" switch.
Threads of switch are M12x1.25
I kind of doubt the originals were metric.  OP in the other thread probably forced it into 1/2" threads.
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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2018, 07:16:36 pm »
There's a reason why people seek out the originals. Glad I stocked up on a handful... what?... almost a ---smurfin---' decade ago? Damn. Still haven't used em...
LOL, yeah I did the same. I've got a few sitting in my stash collecting dust. Hoarder style.

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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2018, 08:40:26 pm »
Threads of switch are M12x1.25
I kind of doubt the originals were metric.  OP in the other thread probably forced it into 1/2" threads.
This post says the originals were 15/32-32.

15/32" ==> 0.46875" = 11.9063mm.
32 Threads Per Inch ==> 0.0313" = 0.7938mm.




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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2018, 07:54:17 pm »
Does this mean we can make purple cone buttons now?

Purple PLA is cheap at the moment.   ;)
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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2018, 05:01:57 pm »
Curious. Lew comes down from on high and wants to box me when I am involved in a thread like this.

I know you like to play the victim card, but I never once threatened you.  :laugh:

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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2018, 05:27:46 pm »
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Re: Volcano Button Project
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2018, 07:42:14 pm »
"Volcano Button Project"

oh cool.

"Username: VolcanoButtonProject"

Oh, it's one of those new unknown vendor threads.   :-\


Do you have another account for the Atari Asteroids Deluxe restoration?

Does that mean I can change my username to "IMakeButtonLabelDecals"?
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