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LittleRain

Hey guys,
Really new here, just ordered my first Arduino but I can't seem to find certain parts that I want, mainly because I don't really know what they are called.

So maybe you could point me in the right direction for finding these items.

1. Controller Trigger, like an xbox controller. Someone said I could make one using a potentiometer, but I think I would have a hard time with that.

2. Slider for a DJ mixer. Non-Motorized or motorized.

3. Big rubber buttons as seen on the Novation Dicer, or really any drum pad.

Thanks guys!


MarkT

1) like part of a games controller? They come as part of the controller only I think.  Its possible to
interface to various such controllers.

2) "10k linear slide potentiometer" for Arduino use.  "10k log slide potentiometer" for direct audio.  Come
in various sizes and range of slider buttons is generally available.

3) That's a custom rubber button or pad - designed for use on a PCB with appropriate traces to match the
conductive carbon part on the underside of the pad.  Not a standard item I'm afraid - spares for some existing
device might be a possible avenue.
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Grumpy_Mike

You might like to see if these silicon buttons are what you are after
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1611

DVDdoug

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2. Slider for a DJ mixer. Non-Motorized or motorized.
That would be a linear potentiometer or a slide pot.   Motorized pots are expensive and relatively rare.  


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3. Big rubber buttons as seen on the Novation Dicer, or really any drum pad.
You can probably find a drum pad.   Otherwise I googled 'Large Pushbutton Switch' and I found this.  Or, you could make one with a regular momentary switch and some kind of a big button and a spring, etc.



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1. Controller Trigger, like an xbox controller. Someone said I could make one using a potentiometer, but I think I would have a hard time with that.
Maybe someone else can help with that one.   I don't have an X-Box.

MorganS

Here you are.

They don't seem to be selling the Xbox trigger assembly any more. It's probably still available on eBay. Or buy an old controller and dismember it. Ben Heck has some great videos on YouTube on exactly this.
"The problem is in the code you didn't post."

DrAzzy

Many drum pads are in fact rubber covers over a piezo sensor, not a simple switch...
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LittleRain

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Nov 30, 2017, 10:32 pm Last Edit: Nov 30, 2017, 10:37 pm by LittleRain
Thanks to everyone who replied, it was a big help!


Thanks Mark, that's perfect, they don't seem too expensive either.

Grumpy that is a bit too small for what I was thinking, but I they would definitely work for something else I wanted to do.

The link Doug left was spot on. And yes Doug they are pretty expensive, seems like there is alot of them on ebay though, anywhere from $25 to $100.

Thanks Morgan they have a bunch of cool stuff.

And I will look into that DrAzzy thanks for the info. Edit: Is this what you mean?

Think I could make the rubber covers with a 3d printer?

Grumpy_Mike

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Grumpy that is a bit too small for what I was thinking,
Too small buttons or not enough? Did you see the links on that page to devices with many more buttons.

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Think I could make the rubber covers with a 3d printer?
No the filaments used are not flexible plastics. You might be able to mold them with brushable latex.

LittleRain

They are much too small. No I didn't see that, I looked again and still can't find it.

Ahh that's too bad,I just found this, it looks promosing.

I just ordered a 3d printer, and was hoping I could print rubber like stuff, I watched this video which is different style of printer and he leaves out certain materials in the resin which left it rubbery.

DrAzzy

I just ordered a 3d printer
Chill out, you've got a good 3-6 months of learning before you're able to print anything worth printing (by which time the printer will have stopped working), so this is a long-term matter anyway. None of my friends with 3d printers (I have at least 3) have ever gotten past printing a few test objects. I do not belive any of their 3d printers still work.
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MorganS

My printer works just fine. It hasn't printed anything in months but I could switch it on right now and get a print out of it as soon as it's warmed up its extruder. I'e got the flexystruder installed on it now; I could print a flexible print in Ninjaflex.
"The problem is in the code you didn't post."

LittleRain

DrAzzy, I already know how to code and 3d model, so I'm hoping my learning curve wont be too bad. I'm assuming there is more to making models with 3d printers though?

One question though Azzy, were you talking about the finger drum pads, or like one you hit with sticks?

DrAzzy

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Dec 01, 2017, 11:45 pm Last Edit: Dec 01, 2017, 11:45 pm by DrAzzy
Sorry for the pessimism.

I believe iv e seen that in both types of drum pad, but tbh I'm not sure. Sticks if any are always lost before I get my paws on them to scrap.
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Grumpy_Mike

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Dec 02, 2017, 12:20 am Last Edit: Dec 02, 2017, 12:30 am by Grumpy_Mike
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No I didn't see that, I looked again and still can't find it.
Well their is a picture and link off that page I posted to this:-
https://learn.adafruit.com/untztrument-trellis-midi-instrument

And off that page their is a link to an even bigger one:-
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1999

And what part of this advice did you not understand?
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"Think I could make the rubber covers with a 3d printer?"

No the filaments used are not flexible plastics.
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Ahh that's too bad,I just found this, it looks promosing.
No it sets too ridged for a button cover.

MorganS

Grumpy, I'm afraid you're not up to speed on the latest 3D printed stuff. Flexible prints are available in a range of durometers (stiffness.) Home machines can do this easily now. You don't need big commercial printers. You can even use both flexible and rigid in the same print. I have the equipment to do this myself.

Ninjaflex is the brand name I'm most familiar with. The prints it makes are much more durable than the rigid PLA or ABS you might have seen before. I can print toys that a 2-year-old or a dog cannot destroy.

"The problem is in the code you didn't post."

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