Reddit Upvote/Downvote Button Enclosure

by TheNewHobbyist, published

Reddit Upvote/Downvote Button Enclosure by TheNewHobbyist Jul 29, 2011

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These are the files for the Reddit Upvote/Downvote Button Enclosure I built to fit a project I was working on.

This is just barely big enough to fit a Teensy development board and a couple of buttons. I've included the code and better instructions on the project itself on my blog here: http://www.thenewhobbyist.com/2011/07/am-i-doing-this-right-reddit-upvote-button/

I've also included in the images for this thing my wiring diagram if you'd like to take a shot at making your own. Being able to print a project box to my exact dimensions was as expected, awesome.

Here's a video of it in action:

New Museum Challenge Notes:

The ability to 3D model and print the enclosure and buttons for this project allowed me to make design decisions that would not have been possible using conventional methods. The arrow buttons for example, are not available through any distributor I could find commercially. Additionally the enclosure itself is the exact size (down to the millimeter) to fit my electronics. I believe the conventional idea of using off the shelf parts and fitting your designs into them is coming to an end. The ability to translate my vision for this project to a physical object would not be possible without access to a 3D printer.


  1. Print top, bottom and arrows. Arrows can be printed in white and colored or printed in complimentary colors.
  2. Program Teensy development board
  3. Cram everything into the box
  4. Seal with hot glue
  5. Upvote!

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Top part will print closed, without any holes for buttons

Getting displayed as normal (with holes) object in cura but then if you switch to layers the holes are gone

TIL you can upvote and downvote with a keyboard

Nice use of Fritzing!