Have you ever touched those gummy buttons on an old Sony Betacam recorder? Ever admired this warm glow beneath the play-button? Ever wanted to add some of these to your own do-it-yourself projects, only to find you can’t buy them nowhere?
well here’s a cheap and easy way I found to make them on my own…
You can see a row of cheap print buttons in the front and a row of even cheaper super bright leds in the back. We’ll bend them down to illuminate our transparent buttons.
One latex examination glove, some self-adhesive, transparent bumpers (come in many different styles and sizes…) and some double-sided tape (no picture…)
Cut a rectangular piece of latex. I put on a piece of scotch tape first, to make it easier to cut the latex (but it’s a pain to get the tape back off again afterwards…)
Tape the piece of latex to the bottom side of the hole.
Stick a plastic bumper through the hole onto the piece of latex.
Another bumper goes on the other side.
Here they are, our professional style, illuminated, do-it-yourself buttons…