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    Ok, i need a few custom buttons built into my LCD case. (stop, play, next, prev) Some people had earlier suggested that i get a numeric keypad and use the controller from that with momentary push buttons. This seems like a good idea to me. Anyone tried this?
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    Yup, I ripped apart and old keyboard and wired buttons to the old keyboard controller. I have a section about it on my page under hardware.

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    Found a source for decent buttons? I was thinking of doing something along those lines too, but was hoping to find neat little soft-rubber shaped buttons like remotes have (I have considered taking apart a remote and just wiring the button-board from that into the keyboard controller). I was thinking maybe some translucent rubber ones, and then adding a separate backlight or using the LEDs from the caps lock, num lock, and scroll lock indicators. Yeah, anyway, if you know where to get something like that, lemme know.

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    check out the poweramp mite from http://www.actlab.com, it's a gamepad that plugs into the keyboard port and is fully programable.
    i took one apart and an using pushbuttons to control my setup. highly recomended



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    I just got the latest Mouser Electronics catalog. www.mouser.com pg320

    It has pages of nice, small switches, including some illuminated ones. Most are about .5 inch square or round, and about 1 inch tall. (and some are about half that size.



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    Yea, Mouser's great. I got a whole bunch of speaker building stuff from them, and they had it to my house in four days. They have a wide selection of buttons, you can get whatever you want.

    The stupid looking red ones I have in my setup now are temporary... I will be getting better ones from mouser shortly.

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