Introduction: Ultra Awesome LaptopGamers Button!
Ever needed a quick source of light? Well here is the answer to your prayers!
THELAPTOPGAMERS THEMED LIGHT BUTTON!!!
Just slap the button, and immediately your world will be full of bright light!
Step 1: Step 1: Creating the Base
First, open SolidWorks and create a new part.
Then, Open a sketch on the top plane. Create a circle with a diameter of 3.5 inches. Then go to the features menu. Click extruded boss-base. Make the extruded base 0.8 inches tall. You may have to click the reverse button. Click the green check mark.
Your base has been created.
Step 2: Step 2: Creating the Battery Slot
First, open up a new sketch on the top plane. Then, cut a rectangle. Click smart dimension and dimension so that it is 1.5 inches wide, 2.7 inches long, and the center vertex is 1.3 inches from the edge. Then, go to the features menu and click extrude cut.
make the cut point up into the base. Make the cut exactly 0.71 inches tall. Click the green check mark.
Your battery slot is done.
Step 3: Step 3: Extruding the Edges of the Button Slot
First, go to the sketch tab. Then, click the plane button. Create a plane 0.8 inches above the original top plane. Create a circle the same size as the one for the base on the new plane. Next create another circle on the same plane that is 0.225 inches smaller than the first. Go to the features tab and click extruded boss/ base. Extrude the loop you made with the two circles precisely 1 inch. Your button slot is created.
Step 4: Step 4: Creating the Wire Hole
First, open a sketch on the top plane. Then, create a small hole with a diameter of 0.17. Then dimension it to be 0.91 inches away from the edge of the battery slot and make the center point be 0.3 inches away from the short edge of the battery slot. Go to the features menu and click extruded cut. Make the hole go up all the way through the base. Click the green check. Your base is complete.
Step 5: Step 5: Creating the Button
First, create a new part. Then, open a sketch on the top plane. Create a circle with a diameter of 3.275 and extrude it up 1 inch. Your button base is done.
Step 6: Step 6: Creating the Power Button Symbol
First, create a circle that is about a inch smaller than the main base circle. Then, create two lines and dimension them to be 0.125 inches away from the center point of the circle. Then create a tangent arc between each of the endpoints to create a rounded rectangle. Then create two small segments in order for the middle area to stay attached. Go to the features menu and select all of the areas to create the design except for the two small segments. Extrude it down 0.10 inches. The design is complete.
Step 7: Step 7: Hollowing Out the Base of the Button
First, create a circle that is about 0.10 inches smaller than the base. Go to the features menu and click extruded cut. Cut 0.9 inches up through the base. The button is complete.
Step 8: Step 8: Building the Full Button
First, create the two parts on a 3D printer or Makerbot. Then, get the battery box glued in place in it's slot, put the wire through the hole that you created, and glue a small lighbulb in the middle of the base. Then get a switch and position it so that when the button is pressed, it throws the switch. You may need to add more pieces for this step. Then wire the switch to the light bulb and the battery box and add a spring in a place that it will support the button. glue it to the button and to the base at each end. Your button is complete.
Step 9: The Finished Product
Paint it, add light, batteries, and turn it on!