HOW TO – Make your own illuminated buttons

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