Guy Builds Gorgeous Sequencer Just to Test Video Game Arcade Buttons

When Mike Sannikov was designing an arcade game controller and needed to test which brand of buttons would work best, he didn’t just read some online reviews—he bought a small sampling of buttons and used them to build this gorgeous music sequencer as a test bed.


Few of us have the skills to even imagine something like this, let alone build one from scratch. But the only reason Mike’s Button Factory exists is to test a bunch of random buttons for an entirely different project. If this is what the testing phase looks like, we’re excited to see how that arcade controller turns out.

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joe zenkus

pretty, but good thing he did this for fun. He’d be fired in a week if he did this on a job. The right thing to do would be to find a piece of plywood, drill some holes, mount some stands underneath, done. This thing will be used once (for testing buttons). Also I don’t see a single arcade button from Happ in there, which is what would have been the right choice.