[Noisebridge-discuss] Step-on buttons

Reed Kennedy reed at flatrabbit.org
Tue Jan 18 18:20:33 PST 2011


David,

If you really want to know more about DDI's pads, I can fill you in.
Or you can just come look at 'em.

Could you tell me more about what you're trying to accomplish? How
many buttons? What's your budget? Etc...

Reed

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 4:59 PM, Taylor Alexander <tlalexander at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know the people that did DDI basically had to make their own
> buttons, and even then I think they wore out (though I'm really not
> sure, its been like 2 years since I had a 5 minute convo about those
> buttons with someone).
>
> I always figured that you could make them optical - make them spring
> loaded, and have them break a beam of light going to a photo
> interrupter when they get stepped on - so nothing mechanical gets any
> unnecessary stress on it. That should last forever.
>
> But I'm sure someone knows an easier solution.
>
> -Taylor
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 3:54 PM, David Kelso <david at kelso.id.au> wrote:
>> Hey all
>>
>> I'm looking for some large buttons that would activate when you stand
>> on them. Preferably heavy duty enough to survive burning man. Would be
>> great if they lit up too. Does anyone know where to buy such things?
>> Or even what I should be searching for? If not, any suggestions on how
>> to build something like that?
>>
>> david
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