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I could have sworn I was seeing prices of like 50 bucks...oh well..

I guess we'll have to call the companys direct and ask..

boo hiss for really expensive ideas
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Find the part number and look to see if you can get them through a major parts distributor. Usually if it's a good distributor they'll let you get all kinds of sample parts. We had a $150 connector sampled to us that we used on a project because only one was required ^_^ don't tell the Navy though.
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Hmmm... have you tried www.mouser.com for electrical components? You might be looking for an inductor like those elevator buttons that you don't actually have to push on.

Another cheaper idea is maybe having the whole bay cover act as a button. You push down on the bay cover and use that as a switch.
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Hmmm... have you tried www.mouser.com for electrical components? You might be looking for an inductor like those elevator buttons that you don't actually have to push on.

Another cheaper idea is maybe having the whole bay cover act as a button. You push down on the bay cover and use that as a switch.
Nice idea
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post #15 of 24
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Nice idea
Actually... using a flip bay cover would be easier and more reliable. Glue the flat bay cover to the optical drive tray. Add a little nube on the button. Push down on the bay cover which then pushs the nube. The nube puts pressure on the button and out comes the drive tray/bay cover. Another option is making the whole bay cover flip down. Easier and Cheaper.

The sensor may have some trouble with all metal bay cover. Also, your optical drive won't open when you put your leg near it. Even worse... you bend over to fix something and the tray opens up to hit you in the eye.
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Actually... using a flip bay cover would be easier and more reliable. Glue the flat bay cover to the optical drive tray. Add a little nube on the button. Push down on the bay cover which then pushs the nube. The nube puts pressure on the button and out comes the drive tray/bay cover. Another option is making the whole bay cover flip down. Easier and Cheaper.

The sensor may have some trouble with all metal bay cover. Also, your optical drive won't open when you put your leg near it. Even worse... you bend over to fix something and the tray opens up to hit you in the eye.
Thats kinda what I was wondering. If you go to open a different drive bay, they both would open, or you go to reach for the power switch, or anything on the front panel. The switches feild of sensitivity would have to only be an inch or two....
    
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Find the part number and look to see if you can get them through a major parts distributor. Usually if it's a good distributor they'll let you get all kinds of sample parts. We had a $150 connector sampled to us that we used on a project because only one was required ^_^ don't tell the Navy though.
Your in the Navy?
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Not anymore. And that was when I worked at DRS, they make weapons systems for things like the AEGIS, or LAVs, and all kinds of test equipment too.

But I think you might be able to get away with one sample to a fake company.
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what a coincidence..I'm not in anymore either!! LOL

How do I do it? I think this should go to PM for the rest..LOL



DuckieHo-

I have already down that mod, I want something more cool and innovative then what everyone else has done. Ya know?
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I have already down that mod, I want something more cool and innovative then what everyone else has done. Ya know?
No doubt... how about a "The Clapper" mod? Clap your hands and the drive open!
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