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Green Volcano Buttons
« on: August 25, 2005, 06:28:35 pm »
Now here's something GREEN you don't see very often.  Check out my website for the details.
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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2005, 06:37:50 pm »
Super-cool!! professional results!

Perhaps for a vacuum chamber, you could use one of those vacu-seal food sealers?  Mine came with a rigid plastic vacu-sealable tupperware-like container as well as something like a lexan cookie jar and lids that will work on mason jars.

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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2005, 11:17:09 pm »
How much would I pay for working volcano buttons that had whattever capacitors or resistors were neccessary and a wiring harness to make them plug and play to my IPAC?  I bet I would pay fairly.  Anyone INterested in selling such a product?

I bet I wouldn't be the only one willing to part with $$$.    $40 each?  $50?

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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2005, 12:01:30 pm »
BTW Dagger, have you polished the cone yet? (looks fairly shiny already). A bit of steel polish and a dremel with polishing bit = SHINYYYY! Almost like Chrome.
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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2005, 02:58:27 pm »
How much would I pay for working volcano buttons that had whattever capacitors or resistors were neccessary and a wiring harness to make them plug and play to my IPAC?

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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2005, 04:05:40 pm »
50 bucks?
is there something special about these tha tIm not aware of?

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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2005, 04:31:58 pm »

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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2005, 04:41:19 pm »
Bah.  I think the holy grail of controls is the lunar lander roller :)


Anyway, yeah, volcanos are tough to find cheap.  The best way to find them cheap is on ebay, find a control panel with them on it.

$40-$50, nope.  I'd maybe pay $20-$30 for one.  I could take my pair that I got off ebay for $30 and goto the local hobby shop and see if anyone knows how to do this process.

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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2005, 04:50:46 pm »
What about a Moon War roller?
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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2005, 05:13:37 pm »
Sir Poonga.  I could easily pay $70 for a working pair that I just needed to plug into the Keyboard LED harness on my IPAC.  Let me know if you wanna make a deal.

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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2005, 05:31:02 pm »
50 bucks?
is there something special about these tha tIm not aware of?

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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2005, 05:53:38 pm »
That's good work man.  I'm impressed.

If anyone can start making volcano switches with different colors, that would be awesome. 

Oh, just thought of something that could be cool.  Place a clear washer under the volcano button and light it underneath too.  It could make a decent glow around the base.  I might try that on my cabinet.  If I can get light under it anyway :).
Next I'll be on fries, and that's when the big money starts rolling in.

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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2005, 06:56:41 pm »
Bah.  I think the holy grail of controls is the lunar lander roller :)

I've seen full Lunar Lander CP's go unsold on ebay a couple times over the last couple years.



What about a Moon War roller?

That looks alot like the proto Major Havoc roller I built using the guts from a Wico Command Control trackball, and a 3" caster I picked up at Home Depot.

I stuffed the shaft through the caster, put the encoder wheel on the end, and ran it through one of Oscar's optic cards.
I wanted to see if the roller HAD to have three axles, or if a center-only version would work.
It worked great, but I didn't like the appearance of the wheel itself, so I never mounted it properly.

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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2005, 08:22:18 pm »
I have two roller controllers from Moon War. I'm still thinking about putting one in my cp mostly for Major Havok but these are much larger then the Major Havok rollers so I don't know how its gonna feel. I guess its the next best thing but I really want the Major Havok one. Oscar toyed with the idea of reproducing them but I guess it was put on the shelf. :-\
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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2005, 11:13:11 pm »
Perhaps for a vacuum chamber, you could use one of those vacu-seal food sealers?

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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2005, 02:39:56 pm »
rdagger, where did you get the aluminium cones ?

I think I might need some for me soon-to-pick up Dominos cab....thx

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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2005, 11:47:31 am »
rdagger, where did you get the aluminium cones ?

I think I might need some for me soon-to-pick up Dominos cab....thx

There is a local arcade store near where I work called CA Robinson.  They sell them for around $3.00.  They only have the aluminum ones.

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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2005, 02:17:02 pm »
No crap, don't put your kids in a real fridge.
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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2005, 02:20:39 pm »
Here's the post I was thinking of: Volcano switch alternatives
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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2005, 01:55:46 pm »
I'm thinking of trying my hand at CNCing some parts. Does anyone have the dimensions on the cone and insert off hand?

Edit: Never mind, found them in this thread (thanks Tailgunner!)
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Re: Green Volcano Buttons
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2005, 02:30:14 pm »
Those buttons remind me of the 1x1 round translucent lego blocks... the ones that you'd put on the top of an antenna?
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