Let’s be honest, non-illuminated buttons are downright lame. Why not have a glowing arcade button next to that illuminated arcade joystick Learn how to convert a dull, non illuminated button, into a lively glowing one. Definitely a great addition to MAME arcade cabinet.
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Above are all the supplies you’ll need. LEDs, drill, soldering gear, and pushbutton.
Now to get to the above step you will need to dismantle the pushbutton. Just pull out your trusty drill and pop a hole the size of the LED. After you drill the hole it will look like the image on the right.
Now its time to insert the LED, a firm push will set it in the hole firmly, next, bend the + and – so its out of the way of the switch. Now insulate the wires to make sure that the wires don’t short. Now just connect the LED to any 3v source and you should have something like this:
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