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Modding Cool Switch

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Werksmini, 12 Apr 2003.

  1. Werksmini

    Werksmini What's a Dremel?

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    I dunno if this has been brought up here before but I thought I would share this with you guys. The price it kinda steep but it looks like a solid product. Also some of their projects at mnpctech.com are just insane.
     
  2. Morphine

    Morphine weeee!

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    Might get some of those handles that are recessed into the case... theyre the only place ive seen with those that accept paypal.
     
  3. mookie

    mookie very nawty<br><img src="http://mookie.org/i/avatar

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    I like them, but I'm not sure it they're worth $21.95. :jawdrop:
     
  4. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Those recessed handles are standard P.A./stage sound equipment parts. Go to any shop that specialises in components for stage sound equipment (amps, speaker boxes etc.), like a hobby electronics shop (in the UK: Maplins) and you can find those handles there.
     
  5. loply

    loply What's a Dremel?

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    Maplins sell toggle switches w/ safety covers? Momentary ones too?
     
  6. WireFrame

    WireFrame <b>PermaBanned</b>

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    If Maplin do, I can't see them in their catalogue. But the catalogue I have is about 5 months out of date....Please, someone prove me wrong. Or anyone got a good UK supplier? Wouldn't that switch make a cool reset button? With trhe saftey cover and all....But then.....how would I also have 2 of those illuminated vandal-resist switches? Hmmmm...
     
  7. Pug

    Pug What's a Heatsink?

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    Bill does some absolutely kicking work.

    Check out his gallery here
    A few of these projects were done as prizes for his local LAN party outfit. Really innovative and inspiring work. :dremel:
     
  8. Gooey_GUI

    Gooey_GUI Wanted: Red Shirts

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    :D
     
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  9. Gooey_GUI

    Gooey_GUI Wanted: Red Shirts

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    :blush:
     
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  10. pranks7er

    pranks7er mange tout

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    :eyebrow: :confused: wat u mean???

    quote Gooey_GUI:
    I post happenings and links from all over, but bit-tech folks are a bit unkindly I see.

    Going back to alt.comp.case-mods
     
  11. Gooey_GUI

    Gooey_GUI Wanted: Red Shirts

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    this was from post where people were trashing a TV modder named Yoshi and I posted it in wong thread and you responded as I was trying to delete it.
     
  12. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    xoxide.com has them for a little cheaper $14.99

    I liked those military swiches ever since I first saw them.
     
  13. WireFrame

    WireFrame <b>PermaBanned</b>

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    Is that one at xoxide momentary? Hmm....shoudl e-mail xoxide really....hmm...
     
  14. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    that's a good question.. TBH, I don't know, let us know if you find out.
     
  15. loply

    loply What's a Dremel?

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    Even if it wasnt momentary, you could whip up an edge detector circuit quite easily, or simpler yet, just flick it up then down quickly :)
     
  16. Pflumingo

    Pflumingo givem the bird.

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    they're 9.99 at Autozone, and you could really change out the switch and just keep the cool cover if you needed momentary.
     
  17. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    I make $3.12 per momentary switch red cover combo. So that tells you I'm not price gouging on these.

    I was the first to start selling these after posting photos of the Dell Eater GT on the web. Soon after, the now defunct CasesEtc.com jumped on the bandwagon and now others like X are too. Of course, those outfits place huge inventory orders and undercut me. Which is fine cause I'm more about the hobby end of modding than profit margins.

    What xoxide and these other outfits don't tell you about these covers is they won't close flush over a momentary switch A momentary switch's off position is in the center. So the cover will rest on the switch versus covering it. You could actually reset your power if you pushed on the cover. That defeats the whole purpose of a safety cover. So on the covers I sell, the inside wall is bored-out with a Dremel so it sits flush. You can go tell Xoxide I do this so they sell more. You may also want to show them how to operate a Dremel while youre at it :p

    FYI: You can buy momentary switchs with a downward off position, but they look funky.


    I source out the "CARLING" momentary switchs from one distributor and the red covers from another. The covers come from eaton super chargers Its been hard to find at a cheap price on these through US distributors. I'll check out that Autozone tip and see whos making those covers.. My guess is that more US distributors are making them as a result of the growing Import Tuning market.


    btw: I stumbled across this thread after my site registered a bunch of hits coming from bit-tech. Curious me followed them to this thread :D. bit-tech has always been one of the best resources for modding. You got Mashie, Linear and other mod masters. I'll always welcome questions about the stuff I sell and my mods..

    Oh, and Thanks for the props PUG!
     
  18. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    well, I've been a big admirer of your work too dude, it's top-notch stuff. I frequently check into your site to look at updates of projects... welcome aboard!:rock:
     
  19. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Thanks for the warm welcome eddie.


    I did get a chance to drop by Autozone today to see these switchs. They're by PILOT AUTOMOTIVE Can't find a section for their switchs on the site. $9.99 is a good deal since it includes a switch. Not a momentary, but an extra switch for future projects! You still need to bore-out the inner wall of the cover if used with a center position momentary switch. Otherwise it won't sit flush. PILOT has got some trick LED toggles and some wacky others. Theres a remote handgrip style switch and illuminated ignition button switch. Fast and Furious inspired for sure.. ;) Speaking of which, I found some colored window tint films in red, yellow and blue. I thought Id try out the blue tint in VENOM's maltese cross window.


    later peeps
     
  20. linear

    linear Minimodder

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    Welcome to our boards, Bill.

    :dremel: <- I know he's not holding hte Dremel like in your tutorial, but he's doing more of a salute. :D
     

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