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Modding Industrial PC

Discussion in 'Modding' started by HollowFrank, 21 May 2005.

  1. HollowFrank

    HollowFrank New Member

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    I'm researching and looking into parts and components for an industrial styled PC with a few notable features, I would like to know if anyone knows of a supplier that stocks switches like these but with a push switch instead of a toggle, cheers.

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  2. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    I've seen a lot of those at various sites, but the were all toggles. That housing's just a standard cover though, I suggest you buy it, and install a push switch yourself. I you want to keep the looks though, you can buy toggle switches that automatically spring back when you let go, so it'd look the same, but act like a push switch.
     
  3. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    ooo i love that switch, i want to put my vertical fan in with a switch, and thats perfect, bit different but cool as well.
     
  4. HollowFrank

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    I know i can easily replace the toggles with pushes, was just trying to save myself a bit of hassle. I need to measure up some sizes because I know you can get pulsating lit red push switches, if they fit I may fit them with these covers.

    I do like these switches, Maplins call them "Missile style" i thought they'd be perfect for something that's going to look like a functional piece of machinery.
     
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    another idea would be to get some 22mm square illuminated pushbuttons with clear flip-up style protectors. Those always seem to make it onto control panels for nuclear missiles and space lasers. You could also get a big red EMERGENCY STOP type button to do something silly, or put rubber environmental seals/dust boots on your pushbuttons/toggles.
     
  6. bobmister

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    how 'bout this for an industrial PC...

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  7. Isuo

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    offtopic: Does that fly? :D
     
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    I use industrial backlit pushbuttons for power and reset with power-LED and HDD-LED as the lights. I had to replace the lamp holder with a LED thou, and i tell you, it's not easy soldering inside one of those switch bases :D
     
  9. HollowFrank

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    bobmister: i want mine to look more like machinery than electronics, something that works with clanking parts and so on, and that is a hell of a meaty fan

    ehrnam45: those kinda buttons tend to be for the big final boom, hmm...maybe i'll mod a set of peripherals to go with it with that as a reset switch on the keyboard, that shouldn't be too hard to set up.
     
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  11. HollowFrank

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    Cheers, you're right, they are a little on the expensive side, but at least i know they're available. Cheers for the info.
     

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