Change a switch into two buttons?

Hi, I'm trying to do the NES controller/mp3 player hack, and I bought a player small enough that the guts all fit into the available space in the controller case. However, it came with an on/off slide switch, and I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to modify that to the START and SELECT buttons instead.


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You will need to add a bit of circuitry to the setup. What you need is call a soft latching power switch circuit. Here is a video that will show you how to make a very small one perfect for this project.This will allow you to use a single push button to turn the thing on and off. With a bit of tweaking you can have one for on and one for off.


BTW Dave's videos are great and worth checking out.
You could cut the board around there and use the buttons to press either side of a rocker switch, or use a click in switch on one...