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For those who hate "Blister Button Switches," e.g. those on Nova's, etc.

Discussion in 'Tutorials and Tips' started by Don Bomer, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Don Bomer

    Don Bomer

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    Hi,
    For all who suffer from "Blister Button Switches," there is a reprieve. My X-wife is blind and uses numerous appliances, etc. that have these cursed switches. But, the blind community has long used small, self-adhesive plastic pieces called "Bump Dots" which allows them to both locate and actuate the appropriate switch(es) on said appliances. They are relatively soft. come in various sizes and colors and are available on Amazon, Blind accessories markets, and probably in many department and craft stores as well.
    If you search for "Bump Dots" on Amazon you will find them in various quantities and one purchase of $10 or so may supply a relatively large club with all they need.
    Hope this made your day
    Don...
     
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  2. Bill Boehme

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    Thanks for the handy tip, Don.
     
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  3. John Fuda

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    Great tip - look like clear self adhesive feet of which I already have several sheets of. I will try them an report back when I have a chance.
     
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  4. Don Bomer

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    Sounds like you have the "Right Stuff" John...
     
  5. Mark Jundanian

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    Well said!
     
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  6. Mark Jundanian

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    @Don Bomer, these are a brilliant solution.

    For those interested I was able to find these on the shelf at Bed Bath and Beyond as well as at various on line suppliers, generally under the name bumpers. They come in various sizes and forms. You can try the buttons on your switch before removing the adhesive backing. The fat round ones are easiest to feel, but were not flexible enough to acctuate the switch. The soft flat ones seemed to work best.
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  7. Dave Hulett

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    great idea. thanks!
     
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  8. Don Bomer

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    You are most welcome...
     
  9. Doug Freeman

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    Great tip. When I read this I happened to have soft domed type for a cabinet door etc. About 1/4” in dia. So I gave them a try and work very well.
     
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  10. Bob_Mitchell

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    Thanks for posting this. This is a great tip. I've been pretty happy with my Nova DVR upgrade except for those stupid switches, and this makes things better. Like others, I used the cabinet door bumpers.
     
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