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Illuminated Buttons

Here’s a DIY topic you don’t see covered often –

Have you ever touched those gummy buttons on an old Sony Betacam recorder? Ever admired this warm glow beneath the play-button? Ever wanted to add some of these to your own do-it-yourself projects, only to find you can’t buy them nowhere?

well here’s a cheap and easy way I found to make them on my own…

The author makes creative use of bumpons and latex material to achieve this usually prefab-only feature. Sounds like an interesting one to experiment with – Make your own illuminated buttons [via]

LED Instrument lighting

Bezel for “Monome-like” button pad

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!