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We are really excited to be announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons, available right now in numerous different colors on our Official GCW Store Page at https://www.shapeways.com/shops/gcw-zero. For an article discussing all the specific improvements we've made to our DPAD and ABXY buttons you can visit http://www.gcw-zero.com/news.php?id=16

Over the last few years, a lot of behind the scenes research and development has been done to improve the buttons of the GCW-Zero. Our Industrial Design team has obsessed over the smallest details in design of the buttons and tested many different prototypes to give them a complete redesign and make sure they are the best they can be.

Now that we’re offering a bunch of new colors, we want to see who comes up with the coolest custom Zero! Our 3D printing store is a great way for us to research and develop new hardware designs and get them out to you as quickly as possible. Your interest in future developments keeps us going!

opt2not

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2015, 06:28:14 am »
Nice! Looking forward to trying these out!

Xaijiqq

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2015, 07:10:04 am »
dpad looks a lot more comfortable :)

TimeDevouncer

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2015, 08:25:49 am »
Great! buyed! The buttons don't have the letters? (A, B,X,Y)
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Surkow

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2015, 02:01:09 pm »
Great! buyed! The buttons don't have the letters? (A, B,X,Y)

The button text was intentionally removed to allow you to use any button in any location. This avoids any confusion between console manufacturer's existing button settings. Another reason is that it makes the 3D print ordering process much simpler, this way you can move the buttons around later if you like them in a different spot without having to worry about button text.

Quickman

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2015, 07:22:20 pm »
 This is really cool!
However, does the D pad NOT come in black?!
If at all, I would just like to replace/upgrade but keep the color scheme same. I didn't see a black option for the D pad or buttons!
Thanks for any reply
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Xaijiqq

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2015, 08:11:06 pm »
However, does the D pad NOT come in black?!
I didn't see a black option

Quickman

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2015, 11:00:10 pm »
However, does the D pad NOT come in black?!
I didn't see a black option

That's my fault for saying "any" reply is appreciated

Surkow

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2015, 11:39:35 pm »
This is really cool!
However, does the D pad NOT come in black?!
If at all, I would just like to replace/upgrade but keep the color scheme same. I didn't see a black option for the D pad or buttons!
Thanks for any reply
Black is not available in polished form, therefore it is not available at the Shapeways store. New colors can always be added later on if Shapeways decides to make them available.

It was actually available before the article went live. So this also forced us to update the templates included in the article.

Quickman

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2015, 12:19:14 am »
This is really cool!
However, does the D pad NOT come in black?!
If at all, I would just like to replace/upgrade but keep the color scheme same. I didn't see a black option for the D pad or buttons!
Thanks for any reply
Black is not available in polished form, therefore it is not available at the Shapeways store. New colors can always be added later on if Shapeways decides to make them available.

It was actually available before the article went live. So this also forced us to update the templates included in the article.

 Thank you I hope they add it! I'd really love to upgrade without having to change the colors! Otherwise, I still may have to mod :-/

van denhawk

Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2015, 01:56:39 pm »
Any news on the new gcw zero batches with the improved dpad and buttons?

Surkow

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2015, 03:59:53 pm »
Any news on the new gcw zero batches with the improved dpad and buttons?
If there is a new batch, don't expect new buttons any time soon. These 3D printed buttons are intended for gauging interest. Making button moulds is going to take a lot of time and money.

Aeter

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2015, 04:19:31 pm »
I thought the new batches came with improved buttons.
Not the new ones announced here but just better than the older batches.
Thought I had read that somewhere here before.
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TimeDevouncer

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2015, 04:29:44 pm »
My order is shipped! ;D
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Surkow

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2015, 06:45:17 pm »
I thought the new batches came with improved buttons.
Not the new ones announced here but just better than the older batches.
Thought I had read that somewhere here before.
Yes, that is correct. I assumed he was referring to the completely redesigned 3D printed buttons.

 

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