3D Printed Button, Low Budget & Super Easy!

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Introduction: 3D Printed Button, Low Budget & Super Easy!

For different projects I needed many cheap buttons. Tact switches are cheap; but not always handy since they can be too small, have pointing legs etc. Therefore I decided to invest some time in designing a button witch is easy to make, (and also fast to make), doesn't cost a dime and consist only of household materials!

This might be a small object - but is of great value!

If you like it, would you please vote for me in contest I'm contending? That would make my day! Thank you so much in advance!

Step 1: Push Button

It only uses some cheap paperclips and some foam (like a sponge). Excluding the plastic, the materials costs for one button are 1 1/2 cents. (0.014 euros. Yes, I calculated this ^.^)

Features:

  • size: 21 x 20mm
  • height (ex button) 6mm
  • height (inc button) 10mm
  • Can hold the weight of at-least one human(!)
  • with a layer height of 20 and speed 50; the print time are ~5 minutes.
  • No soldering, glue, etc needed!

What you need:

  • Printed enclosure
  • piece of foam
  • 3 paper clips
  • pliers
  • scissor

Step 2: Button Assemblage

The first step is the frist photo, the second step is the second photo etc

  1. Push 2 paper clips in the 2 empty slots of the square enclosure. You probably need som pliers to do so.
  2. place a piece a foam between the two paperclips
  3. Slide one paper clips through the largest hole, so it lies ontop of the foam
  4. Slide first one leg of the button into the enclose, then pushes the other one in

You are done!

If you like it, would you please vote for me in contest I'm contending? That would make my day! Thank you so much in advance!

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Thanks you all! :)

ik ruik een nederlander

very nice, I can't wait to try it