Form for silicone cast button pad
by prusajr, published
I\'ve designed form for casting silicone button pad. They have exact same dimensions as buttons on monome. Now I have to do few more tries to avoid some errors but Itll be great. Designed in OpenSCAD and its parametrized, so you can generate as big form as you want :-) there is a room for LED inside button, just like in button pad from Sparkfun etc.
It works, but the feel of pressing isn't same as on the monome, I\'ve updated design a little and it should be better now.
If you have vacuum chamber you are lucky and you can have bubble free cast :-)
I\'ve tried to embed some conductor when casting, but it wasn\'t great idea. Next time > cast and then glue the conductor :-) (in this case simple aluminium foil) >>> any tip for better and easier conductor??
Faceplate and PCB for this button pad is on the way too!! I\'m looking forward to print my own MONOME!!
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Start with small form like 1x1 or 2x2. Oil the form before casting. Provide feedback ;-) !!