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    custom stereo-like switches

    I searched and did find links to various vandal proof round momentary switches, but do you guys know of catalogs that aren't black and white that have switches that are differently shaped? maybe rounded rectangles, or very small circles.

    many of the places i've been all look really "industrial" and wouldn't fit very well in a car setting.

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    can you show us a black and white example? I dont quite grasp what you are lookin for.
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    have you tried partsexpress.com

    they have excellent quality switches and some unique ones too...might be worth a shot.

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    when i mean black and white, usually when you go to places like digikeys.com you get a PDF file that shows the switch in black and white illustration format, and it's hard to see the actual "looks" of the switch. it's more utilitarian than sleek. i'll try partsexpress, thanks.

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    various vandal proof round momentary switches
    yeah... those are nice.. it'll turn my computer on and off. but i want play, stop, arrow buttons, and enter, and start button, etc.

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    Ok now try this... use dry transfer decals as found in:

    http://www.letraset.com/us/template1...d=3469&id=3471
    http://www.letraset.com/us/template1...d=3469&id=3479

    Then apply a clear lacquer coat to protect it. Never tried it myself but it may work. If not print your own symbols on transfer paper.

    http://www.letraset.com/us/template3.asp?catid=57

    Apply the decal on top of whatever button you want to use. Good luck.

    Heres some more buttons

    http://www.surplussales.com/Switches/SWPushB-1.html

    Ok Im going to bed now...

    Or try these and make your own cap decals

    http://www.nkkswitches.com/series.asp

    And if money is no object have these guys make you some

    http://www.stacoswitch.com/keypads.html

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    griffin powermate seems to be your answer
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    I was going to use an alps printer to print white and silver arrows, but i wanted the buttons to look nicer than the generic circle or square. something along the lines of a small oval rectangle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitokondria
    Those are nice, but i want a push button. So i can use it as my momentary button. Pushing and holding resets the computer and pushiing it once puts it in hybermate mode and so on. Like how the button on the computer acts.

    I bet you can get this, take it apart and remove the part that holds it in and out and make it a push button like that.


    Wonder if somebody makes a push botton of this...



    Thanks

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