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Indifferent Salad with Cheezies

Indifferent Salad with Cheezies

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disco eggdog

disco eggdog

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moar nerrrdy shytte #attiny85

moar nerrrdy shytte #attiny85

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0.8g of amalgam fell out my head today

0.8g of amalgam fell out my head today

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sunday morning chiptunes

sunday morning chiptunes

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Russian baked beans are refined

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Accessible Gaming buttons are done!

Accessible Gaming buttons are done!

So in an attempt to avoid going completely shack-wacky, I made a bunch of Round Flexure Switches in my free time. I’m donating them to Makers Making Change, the charity I work for.

They are by no means in any form of corporate colour, except perhaps Lisa Frank. The tops are less tactile than I thought they’d be: the top couple of layers are gold PLA and are printed first, then the next layers are bridged above that. They’re almost imperceptible, especially after a thin layer of acrylic varnish.

The bodies are a mix of acrylic paint and ultrafine glitter, layered over with acrylic varnish to limit glitter shedding. The one that looks like a disco tree stump uses heavy gold mica flake medium. The iridescent green is unvarnished, unfinished translucent PET-G (from eSUN; perhaps my favourite material).

From a technical point of view:

  • The button nut is hot-glued in place. This keeps the top straight as a nice side effect.
  • The nuts are held in place with medium (blue) thread-lock. They won’t come apart unless you use appropriate force. Unlike red thread-lock, you will be able to take these apart for repair.
  • Digikey were out of stock on specified parts. These substitutes work directly, though you’ll have to remove a small lever from the microswitch:
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moar switches

moar switches

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building switches

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port union, just past dawn

port union, just past dawn

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doily

doily

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it is eggdog 🥚+ 🐕 eggdog

it is eggdog
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a tower crane at that awkward stage

a tower crane at that awkward stage

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You could almost type RUN”DISC on it …

You could almost type RUN”DISC on it …

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things that fit together in a pleasing manner

things that fit together in a pleasing manner

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inversion from burnaby mountain

inversion from burnaby mountain

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Congealed accursèd souls, like in Lincoln in the Bardo

Congealed accursèd souls, like in Lincoln in the Bardo

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a bad case of tentacles

a bad case of tentacles

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pierrot dismay at egregious glitter

pierrot dismay at egregious glitter

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Here goes …

Here goes …

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