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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-13-2019, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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Custom Start Button

The light in my start button stopped working (I know, it's an easy fix), so I used it as an excuse to order a custom replacement from https://billetautomotivebuttons.com/. I upload a logo I made up and they shipped it the next day. Took a while to transverse the earth from down under, but it was worth the wait.

The largest button they make is 28mm and the stock button is 35mm, so I did have to make a spacer. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the result.

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Nice!

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Was there a copyright issue with the real Lotus logo?
(The "C" crosses the "B").
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Was there a copyright issue with the real Lotus logo?
(The "C" crosses the "B").
Ooops...didn't notice that
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Ooops...didn't notice that
No worries! Classy concept though. I can't take any credit for noticing that. I was reading about it in a thread in here that Chinese knockoff's cleverly evade copyright infringement by drawing it that way. At a casual glance, you wouldn't notice the difference (unless you were looking for it...)

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Love it! Great idea.
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VERY cool. Love the blue color too!

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I really love this concept! How does the button push feel? Any modification required to the original socket?

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I really love this concept! How does the button push feel? Any modification required to the original socket?
The feel of the button is really solid. It has less throw than the stack button, which I like. Itís a bit smaller than the stock button, so I made a wood spacer, but itíd work without it.
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Reminds me that I need a good blue LED for my button.

It's funny, there are so many junk LED's around, it's hard to find something good nowdays...

But the LED from my first tiny robot project in 1987 still works perfectly.

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