Choochoo's GBZ

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Choochoo's GBZ

Post by choochootrain23 » Sat May 14, 2016 6:13 pm

My x/y holes looked pretty bad but got one of those dremel tips like someone else in this forum got to give it the "caved in" look and really made my crappy holes look way better. Also got these extra buttons in the mail yesterday along with a 4 buttons pcb from kitschbent and like them a lot.
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Re: Choochoo's GBZ

Post by Kilren » Sat May 14, 2016 7:21 pm

choochootrain23 wrote:My x/y holes looked pretty bad but got one of those dremel tips like someone else in this forum got to give it the "caved in" look and really made my crappy holes look way better. Also got these extra buttons in the mail yesterday along with a 4 buttons pcb from kitschbent and like them a lot. image.jpeg
A fun start! I like the color of your start and select buttons. Good luck!

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Re: Choochoo's GBZ

Post by crispy_tofu » Sat May 14, 2016 10:35 pm

I like it! Those colours (yes, colours >:) ) really make the thing stand out. :D

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Re: Choochoo's GBZ

Post by jonas_g » Sun May 15, 2016 2:32 am

What a vibrant colors, love it!

This is the first time I see someone tryout concave button holes, I've always been wondering why this hasn't been thought of before!

Good job!

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Re: Choochoo's GBZ

Post by choochootrain23 » Sun May 15, 2016 5:48 pm

Thanks! Here's the dremel tip I used if anyone is interested. Found it in a set at lowes. Image

http://imgur.com/6h3yhtg

Also the buttons from kitsch bent are the silicone ones. The silicone just doesn't feel right as the a/b and x/y but that's just my preference and I like the feel of those as hard plastic. The silicone d-pad doesn't bother me though.

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Re: Choochoo's GBZ

Post by Kilren » Sun May 15, 2016 5:55 pm

choochootrain23 wrote:Also the buttons from kitsch bent are the silicone ones. The silicone just doesn't feel right as the a/b and x/y but that's just my preference and I like the feel of those as hard plastic. The silicone d-pad doesn't bother me though.
I didn't realize that your abxy was silicone. Yeah, I'm with you, I perfer the hard plastic over silicone for that.

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Re: Choochoo's GBZ

Post by crispy_tofu » Sun May 15, 2016 8:34 pm

Are there any consoles that actually use silicone for their buttons? Just wondering. :)

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Re: Choochoo's GBZ

Post by Kilren » Sun May 15, 2016 8:37 pm

crispy_tofu wrote:Are there any consoles that actually use silicone for their buttons? Just wondering. :)
Main stream commercial consoles? I'm not aware of any.

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