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Offline JZM

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Seimitsu PS-15 arcade button source?
« on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 19:23:31 »
Canadian Joysticks is sold out in black. Hoping to find North American source.

Looking to mod a Kinesis...

Thanks for any help!


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Re: Seimitsu PS-15 arcade button source?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 22:00:24 »
Canadian Joysticks is sold out in black. Hoping to find North American source.

Looking to mod a Kinesis...

Thanks for any help!

Would a Sanwa OSBF work instead possibly? Otherwise, well, Here's Seimetsu 30mm. They also have 24mm.
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Re: Seimitsu PS-15 arcade button source?
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 22:22:57 »
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hbfs-30-the-all-new-arcade-button-with-cherry-mx-keyswitch

I am looking for HFBS-30.  I'd like to put some vintage blacks or ergo clears in these. 
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Offline JZM

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Re: Seimitsu PS-15 arcade button source?
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 00:26:42 »
Thanks for the pointers; still looking for black. Unsure about substitutions; I know these have a minimal underside footprint. Mod I'm looking at is here:

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=26579.msg654438#msg654438

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Re: Seimitsu PS-15 arcade button source?
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 01:19:12 »
Thanks for the pointers; still looking for black. Unsure about substitutions; I know these have a minimal underside footprint. Mod I'm looking at is here:

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=26579.msg654438#msg654438

I believe any 30mm will substitute okay, though screw-in is probably preferred. It's just a 2-wire switch so the HFBS would work as well as any other. (Hell, you could use giant emergency stop buttons if you wanted.)

As far as I can tell, nobody has black Seimetsu though. Maybe smoke instead?
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Re: Seimitsu PS-15 arcade button source?
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 02:17:34 »
well you could wire a translucent red one with leds maybe, would look good I guess if you like light.

Offline JZM

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Re: Seimitsu PS-15 arcade button source?
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 03 July 2013, 21:25:40 »
Thanks to all; I might use another color, swap out later.

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Re: Seimitsu PS-15 arcade button source?
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 01:14:58 »
Yo, just noticed this thread, cool that you are doing my mod! Yes, I got mine from Canadian Joysticks.
Depth of the PS-15 is 21.3mm inside the case, however the HBFS-30 seem even better, at 20mm, and you can put different cherry switches in them !  I will update my mod thread with that nice find, thanks gameaholic !
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Re: Seimitsu PS-15 arcade button source?
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 02:08:16 »
It really depends.

If you are going with a tactile click them...

You'd still go with Semitsu,  if you have a linear themed keyboard.. then you'd go with Sanwa.

Offline sordna

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Re: Seimitsu PS-15 arcade button source?
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 02 September 2013, 03:48:43 »
The Seimitsu PS-15 is linear. Can't speak of any others, I have only used the PS-15
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Re: Seimitsu PS-15 arcade button source?
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 03 September 2013, 00:45:03 »
All commonly available seimitsu and sanwa switches are going to be linear.  For this application I would definitely go with seimitsu, sanwas would  be very easy to accidentally activate in that position, IMO.

If you did want clicky buttons, you could go with american style buttons, but I highly doubt they'll fit.

Other sites I've used for arcade parts are focusattack.com and paradisearcadeshop.com/

I'm not sure of the internal dimensions, but I'd guess any of the japanese buttons will work.
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