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#1 Lotus

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

I'm fixing up my GCPB Savant for tournament use and it's all fine now. I just got the frame powdercoated and it works great. The only thing on it that bothers me is the button. They never bothered to make a real rubber button for the thing. Its just this red plastic insert and it's prone to getting mucked up and hard to push. To prevent that I want to replace it with a rubber button. The hole is drilled completely horizontally (not perpindicular to the surface) which may make this a bit harder. If anyone has any ideas I'd love to hear them.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

do you have a picture? I'm having trouble picturing what you're describing

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:59 PM

Button looks like this I'm guessing.
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You could make a button out of a click pen, or a mechanical pencil with a bit of ingenuity, and tape

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:03 AM

you could gut an old calculator, they tend to have rubber membranes under the buttons that may be the correct size. Hope this helps

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

you could gut an old calculator, they tend to have rubber membranes under the buttons that may be the correct size. Hope this helps


That's a good idea, or maybe a remote control that you don't use anymore.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:25 AM

have you tried looking at radio shack? they sell switches and buttons so chances are they will have a rubber cover

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:12 PM

I'll look into Radioshack and an old TV Remote. Calculator buttons are generally not round. Thanks for the suggestions.

and yes, that's exactly what it looks like.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:33 PM

generally, calculator buttons are not round. But there is a small plastic tab underneath each button which pokes a rubber membrane underneath, and the membrane tends to have round buttons. The only problem is that that the buttons might not be nearly tall enough.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:54 PM

http://www.allelectronics.com
or
http://www.electronicgoldmine.com
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http://www.digikey.com
or
http://www.mouser.com
or
http://www.alliedelec.com

crap shack sells nothing useful don't go there

if these places dont have it it DOESNT EXIST
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

If all else fails, pick up the cheapest rubber bicycle inner tube from Wal-Mart and cut out your own button.

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