[Noisebridge-discuss] Step-on buttons

Taylor Alexander tlalexander at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 00:59:30 UTC 2011

I know the people that did DDI basically had to make their own
buttons, and even then I think they wore out (though I'm really not
sure, its been like 2 years since I had a 5 minute convo about those
buttons with someone).

I always figured that you could make them optical - make them spring
loaded, and have them break a beam of light going to a photo
interrupter when they get stepped on - so nothing mechanical gets any
unnecessary stress on it. That should last forever.

But I'm sure someone knows an easier solution.


On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 3:54 PM, David Kelso <david at kelso.id.au> wrote:
> Hey all
> I'm looking for some large buttons that would activate when you stand
> on them. Preferably heavy duty enough to survive burning man. Would be
> great if they lit up too. Does anyone know where to buy such things?
> Or even what I should be searching for? If not, any suggestions on how
> to build something like that?
> david
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