Make: Novation Launchpad x Arcade Buttons, first button


In the coming month I’ll be working on replacing the I/O of the new Novation Launchpad for Ableton Live with arcade buttons and LEDs in the same vein as my Monome x Arcade Buttons. This is a commissioned piece for a friend of mine who owns and opperates Moon Tech Studios.


Above is an initial one button test! So far, the most complicated thing seems to be the very tiny surface mounted LEDs that must be removed before adding your own. Fortunately, the PCB has some nice holes for each solder point.