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This is a quick hack/mod to a arcade button that allows illumination via a single LED.

arcade button (see http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9340)
and a super bright LED (see http://www.sparkfun.com/products/531)

Step 1: Remove the switch

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1.) Gently pull the longest tab out of the switch
2.) the switch should now easily "flip up" 
3.) you can remove it from the button

tjacobs59 months ago

Thanks for this idea, i have IL Competition buttons which i really like, adding some LEDs will make them really stand out.

GTechno133 years ago
Here is a video with an RGB. http://www.instructables.com/id/HackMod-a-concave-arcade-style-button/
polo7244 years ago
how did you hook up the led to Arduino board? can you pls post a picture to show how you did it and can you use teensy board? thank you