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Author Topic: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!  (Read 33050 times)

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2006, 03:49:29 pm »
Hey Mike, can you do the atari start men?  You know, the guys that look like a Y

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2006, 03:52:59 pm »
Hey Mike, can you do the atari start men?  You know, the guys that look like a Y

Hey, absolutely... didn't even realize I left those guys out. They would be at the same price as the normal start men.

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2006, 03:58:11 pm »
Now I have to decide.   I think these are cool.  I *was* going to replace the middle button with a solid color and have the outside ring glow.  But now I am not sure...

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2006, 04:46:44 pm »
Hello, I got the discs...they are AWESOME...
Tried them on the Ice buttons and wasn't impressed...
I removed the inner peice of the ice button and replaced it with the translucent clear inner peice.  Now that looks great!

I noticed on the Ice buttons that there are little letters in the middle that you can see when lit....

Did I get a bad batch?

Southpaw

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2006, 07:01:57 pm »
Can you make some that say ENTER/EXIT
I b**ch. People listen!!

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2006, 07:49:22 pm »
Hello, I got the discs...they are AWESOME...
Tried them on the Ice buttons and wasn't impressed...
I removed the inner peice of the ice button and replaced it with the translucent clear inner peice.  Now that looks great!

Glad to hear they arrived ok, but sorry to hear that they are not working out too well with the Ice buttons. I received mine from GGG yesterday but was stuck at work around the clock practically. I'll have to do some testing this weekend to see if I can work something out, and I'll post pictures of whatever ideas I come up with. Not sure if they should show any text, but hopefully I can get done with this huge project at work and play a little this weekend!

Squirrellydw: responded to your PM

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2006, 10:00:26 pm »
Hello, I got the discs...they are AWESOME...
Tried them on the Ice buttons and wasn't impressed...
I removed the inner peice of the ice button and replaced it with the translucent clear inner peice.  Now that looks great!

I noticed on the Ice buttons that there are little letters in the middle that you can see when lit....

Did I get a bad batch?

Southpaw

any pics?

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2006, 11:51:39 pm »
Added pics of my ice button to the first post...

@Southpaw: I saw a subtle letter "E" when the button was lit with just an LED and no disc.

Also, if you remove the white plastic on the back of the plastic disc, the light seems to shine through and basically project the image on the plastic. Looked great! (*IMO*)

Ah heck, might as well repost the pic here:


And here it is off:


You can just make out the insert with the button off. When I get a chance this weekend, I'll try white vinyl on the insert and see how it works. The vinyl is all fairly (if not completely) opaque, so lit it should provide a similar effect. Buuut can't be sure until I cut it out and try.

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #48 on: April 01, 2006, 12:04:52 am »
That looks better....

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #49 on: April 01, 2006, 02:54:00 am »
sent an email to you.  the ice looks great. caused me to go ahead and buy some  >:D

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #50 on: April 01, 2006, 08:19:50 pm »
Just tried it with white vinyl... with the vinyl applied to the back of the disc and in white, it's definitely a little more stealthy. It's not absolutely invisible, but as close as possible methinks.

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #51 on: April 01, 2006, 08:37:24 pm »
Works for me!  :cheers:

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #52 on: April 02, 2006, 08:26:23 pm »
Oy, just snuck a set of 4 complete red translucent buttons with discs and plug & play wiring harness (plugs into PC power supply).

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6268664772

Took a little longer than I thought and had to do it with 24ga solid core because I ran out of the "gooder" stuff. Oh well, this is a prototype for a kit I suppose.

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #53 on: April 02, 2006, 11:02:49 pm »
I just noticed something.  Take mame off your list unless you have permission.

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #54 on: April 03, 2006, 12:40:23 am »
Those are really nice Mike.  I really appreciate you for doing this for our hobby.

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #55 on: April 03, 2006, 01:34:48 am »
I just noticed something.  Take mame off your list unless you have permission.

I thought "the rules" said you could use "MAME" one time in your auction description or title.  Or did that change?

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #56 on: April 03, 2006, 02:05:48 am »
I just noticed something.  Take mame off your list unless you have permission.

I thought "the rules" said you could use "MAME" one time in your auction description or title.  Or did that change?
True.  But that's not what I am talking about.  See BD014N.

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #57 on: April 03, 2006, 05:34:17 am »
I just noticed something.  Take mame off your list unless you have permission.

I thought "the rules" said you could use "MAME" one time in your auction description or title.  Or did that change?
True.  But that's not what I am talking about.  See BD014N.

What is wrong with the MAME disc?
« Last Edit: April 03, 2006, 05:36:56 am by whatzcrackn »

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #58 on: April 03, 2006, 10:09:52 am »
I just noticed something.  Take mame off your list unless you have permission.

I thought "the rules" said you could use "MAME" one time in your auction description or title.  Or did that change?
True.  But that's not what I am talking about.  See BD014N.

What is wrong with the MAME disc?
I'm just warning, it could be conceived he is trying to make money off of the mame name.

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #59 on: April 03, 2006, 10:43:37 am »
oh.  it looks kool tho.

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #60 on: April 03, 2006, 10:48:02 am »
oh.  it looks kool tho.
Yeah, it does.  I just don't want him to get in trouble with it.

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #61 on: April 03, 2006, 12:41:05 pm »
Oooooh, I thought you meant the ebay ad too. Whoops... yeah I'll submit a request to the mame folks. I sort of thought it was akin to mamemarquees in general, but perhaps I've overlooked the possibility that they asked permission.

Those are really nice Mike.  I really appreciate you for doing this for our hobby.
Thank you! Really kind of you to say, but I really haven't done anything compared to some of the innovators on these boards :D

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #62 on: April 03, 2006, 02:18:23 pm »
Just submitted a request to use their trademark... thanks for looking out for me!

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #63 on: April 04, 2006, 02:04:43 am »
Got a thumbs up to go ahead and offer the mame disc  :applaud:

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #64 on: April 04, 2006, 10:15:28 am »
Sweet.  I'm still debating what  want to do :)

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #65 on: April 06, 2006, 03:52:02 pm »
I don't know how I didn't notice this thread/service earlier. I'll definitely be getting in touch with you to put in an order when things start getting closer to the construction phase.
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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #66 on: April 08, 2006, 09:21:17 am »
These discs are great! I  :applaud: your work!
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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #67 on: April 19, 2006, 02:16:13 am »
I have installed my 25 cent disks with LED's and have to say that I love the look, almost like the old red lit coin reject buttons.

I will post a pic tomorrow.  Just wanted to say that these are great and a bargain I think.

Thanks Mike.

Cheers,
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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #68 on: April 28, 2006, 01:44:52 pm »
Thanks a lot guys! And KenToad, that looks FANTASTIC! It's so great to see these things in use :D Thanks a lot for the picture.

Also, I received a PM asking if anyone had ordered inserts of the same color as their buttons, and short of the GGG-stealthy versions, nobody has. I snuck in some time to try it with blue on blue and it's pretty neat! Also took some pictures in a clear button, in case anyone was curious.

In both rows the "MAME" disc is in blue, and the "25c" is in black.


Stealthier for sure, with the color matching. Kind of a neat alternative.

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #69 on: April 28, 2006, 03:20:09 pm »
Thanks, Mike, I tried to get the light right to show how great these disks look backlit, but that photo doesn't really do this setup justice.  They look much better in person, very clear and bright.  I've gotten a lot of compliments from my guests.

Can't recommend these disks enough.

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #70 on: April 28, 2006, 05:14:04 pm »
theese almost make me want to go and buy clear buttons
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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #71 on: April 28, 2006, 09:40:44 pm »
Flippin' Sweet!

Just wondering...
Is there any chance of the discs spinning after time?
Or does the spring keep them in tight.

If they did, I guess you could apply a drop of superglue or something.

Nice job, now I am rethinking my CP...

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #72 on: April 29, 2006, 04:00:46 am »
I haven't had it happen to me, but someone asked the same question a while back and out of paranoia they now all come with a couple nubbins on the edges. It's 2 drops from a hot glue gun on the edge and they basically give the discs 2 little grippers.

If anyone has ordered the discs in the past and has experienced any spinning issues, you might want to try this out, or you can send them back to me and I'll take care of it.

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #73 on: April 29, 2006, 09:41:53 am »
MikeDeuce, just to clarify, do these inserts also diffuse the light? The reason I ask is that in other threads some people have complained that when you light the Happ/IL translucent buttons with a single LED directly from below, the light simply shines straight up through the button. It occurs to be that your inserts (even without a vinyl pattern) might be a solution to this problem.
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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #74 on: April 29, 2006, 10:06:07 am »
I have a set and the inserts dont spin with the little knobs (if thats what you want to call it)  I actually placed one in wrong and had to take it back out, it took some work to get it out. 

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #75 on: April 29, 2006, 12:40:41 pm »
MikeDeuce, just to clarify, do these inserts also diffuse the light?

Yep, they sure do... But there is also a thin white plastic film on one side that serves quite well as a diffuser. It can be easily removed with a finger nail, too.

I have a set and the inserts dont spin with the little knobs (if thats what you want to call it)  I actually placed one in wrong and had to take it back out, it took some work to get it out. 

Hope it didn't take too long! I have a lot of luck using an xacto knife to pop them out with the nubs.

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #76 on: June 03, 2006, 10:50:07 am »
Ok Mike,

I'm finally ready for mine.  I hope yer still making them.  You got email

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« Reply #77 on: June 05, 2006, 10:54:03 pm »
Yep, still in business... Got plenty of supplies to keep me going for a bit :D

Ok Mike,

I'm finally ready for mine.  I hope yer still making them.  You got email

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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #78 on: June 06, 2006, 11:56:26 pm »
Got some more supplies in today (needed more red, white and black vinyl), including "chrome silver"  :notworthy:





Usually chrome vinyl is said to only last about a year, outdoors IIRC, but this stuff is supposed to be fade resistant for 5 years. Sad part is the stuff costs 2x as much for 1/2 the amount of material, so this is a special option material and the price will be higher for items using this stuff. But I'll base that on the amount of chrome vinyl used per jobbie, so feel free to PM or email me for quotes. Can't imagine this would be popular for discs, anyhow... but it's an option.

thanks!
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Re: LED button discs/inserts for translucent Happs, fx, or ice!
« Reply #79 on: June 07, 2006, 02:05:50 pm »
I have some of these discs and they are very well made, they look great. I cant wait to install them!

  
 

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