How to make Custom Video Game Controller Buttons! Nintendo Switch, Sega Saturn, PS4, Xbox, Gamecube

In this video we review the process to cast custom video game buttons at home! We walkthrough the process using a Sega Saturn controller, but the same would apply to anything else, including Nintendo Switch, Gamecube, PS3, PS4, or Xbox 360 / one.

Make sure to read all instructions whe

Here is links to the parts used in the video:
Dremel bits – https://amzn.to/2DTmixo
Silicon molding – https://amzn.to/2Eholg2
Clear Casting Resin – https://amzn.to/2X9CjIq
UV paint – https://amzn.to/2DY7yx7
Golf ball Acrylic Case – https://amzn.to/2GWtsEp

Be sure to check the updated version of this video here:

Here are the materials needed for the updated version of this method:

Vacuum Chamber – https://amzn.to/2Eg1vp1
Plastilina Clay – https://amzn.to/2NkIo0h
Mold Release – https://amzn.to/2BHGqlU
Epoxy Resin – https://amzn.to/2X9CjIq
Silicon – https://amzn.to/2Eholg2
Large Measuring cups and stir sticks – https://amzn.to/2Eg3XvK
Small Measuring cubs and stir sticks – https://amzn.to/2EAKXbB
Resin Dyes – https://amzn.to/2Ek2iFB
Pearlescent powder – https://amzn.to/2Ek3w3F
Super Glue with Activator – https://amzn.to/2TY52h9
Syringes – https://amzn.to/2tqKiTK

Etsy Store – https://www.etsy.com/shop/RockerGaming?ref=search_shop_redirect

Music Credits:

Intro song modified version of this: https://soundcloud.com/artificial-music/itl

LOZ Wind Waker Mini Boss – https://soundcloud.com/dj-jo-music/wind-waker-miniboss-theme

Sonic Green hill zone – https://soundcloud.com/rogueuk/rogue-green-hill-zone-theme

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30 Comments

  1. Darshe on April 12, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Wow!! I’m subscribe to a lot of retro gaming channel and this is the first time I see a tutorial on how to mold button! Great result as always!! Your video look so professional keep up the good work 😁

  2. RockerGaming on April 12, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    I hope everyone enjoys the video. I am sure the first question someone would as is why go through all this trouble when you can pick up buttons off ebay for a few bucks. My response would be is that for some of the systems real custom buttons are not available. I will do an update video to show what all can be done with these custom buttons 🙂

  3. MrKrimstah on April 12, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Love your videos hope you get more exposure

  4. Victor Alejandro on April 12, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    You have no idea how much you just helped me.

  5. Logan on April 12, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    I’ve found that the custom buttons off eBay aren’t always the highest quality or right sizes. This solves that, if you’re crafty and willing.

  6. Funny Movies on April 12, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I cnc and 3d printed my ps4 Buttons at the school, still cool today!

  7. Eiszapfen der wütenden Winde on April 12, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Nice. But making a real custom controller would even be better. You know, make your own case/form, button layout, additional buttons.

    Simply a truly from scratch made custom Controller. Without the necessity of being an engineer!

  8. Scruffy Lookin RGB on April 12, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    I cant wait to try my hand in some silicone mold making now 🎮👍🔥

  9. Joe Yabuki on April 12, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    How many times can you reuse the same mold do you think?

  10. John Meads on April 12, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Hey Paul, another great video. Great way of making a mold for the buttons using that small clear case. On a par with your retrobriting vid using a cool box and UV strips. Awesome mate. You’re such an innovator and make customisation fun. Love these informative vids. Keep doing what you’re doing makes retro gaming so fresh and exciting. Cheers mate.

  11. m b on April 12, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    any tips to prevent bubbles? im having issues with tons of tiny microscopic bubbles in the molds

  12. Bryan Trusty on April 12, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Really great video here. This is something I might just do for my saturn controllers too! Really cool and easy to understand tutorial man. Great job.

  13. DatGameCollector on April 13, 2021 at 12:01 am

    These do look cooler now that i’m seeing them.

  14. azmune on April 13, 2021 at 12:06 am

    11:00 that’s one sexy looking Saturn controller. If you ever have extras or care to dispose of em face buttons please keep me posted! Would seriously want to buy. 🙂

  15. d00m3d_d00d on April 13, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Nice tutorial. I think using some heat may help remove bubbles, thinner liquid allows for air to escape easier.

  16. Dayset Iam on April 13, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Does this method works fine with D-Pad? Because i have a lot of D-Pads with broken wings.

  17. 53XYZ on April 13, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Neat! Approximately how many times can you reuse a mold before it damages (if that happens at all)?

  18. Do You Nerd? on April 13, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Very nice! I feel as if I’d get nervous at the point where you’re using the dremel on the bottom by feel; I bet I’d take it a bit too far and be back at square one. Ever run into issues such as that?

  19. SpuddsBuckley on April 13, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Nice vid. What product do you use for pigmentation?

  20. Starlink on April 13, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Nice dude 👌. Nifty idea with the custom buttons reaction to light. Looks great!

  21. Rodrigo Capelini on April 13, 2021 at 12:18 am

    This is so cool! What about a custom nes / snes / genesis cartridge shell? Is that possible? Thanks for the video!

  22. Jakefromstatefarm on April 13, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Can I use mica to dye the buttons

  23. Ka Ninja on April 13, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Yooo, you and I are set out on a journey to prove to everyone that the nintendo switch is definitely the greatest console ever lmao.. Keep up the quality content!

  24. AnarickTheDevil on April 13, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Ok but how would I make the symbols/letters on the buttons different colors like playstation and xbox do?

  25. Sundaybrawl on April 13, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Awesome to see someone else make their own buttons! I’ve been trying to make joycon and switch pro buttons, but I’m running into some snags. Have you attempted two part molds for any kind of button at all? Trying to think up of a good method to get the more complex buttons.

  26. Roaming Dan on April 13, 2021 at 12:31 am

    That was awesome! So what’s next? Custom painted consoles? Because that would be cool as well! Great video and keep up the good work!

  27. maxou on April 13, 2021 at 12:32 am

    I’ve been looking for this type of video for a long time, thanks !

  28. Bryan Allen on April 13, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Bro….ive been lookin for this kinda tutorial for cpl yrs now…excellent tutorial,mad respect for tha disclaimers and liked and sub’d

  29. Moandain Designs on April 13, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Great video! have you figured the number of casts you can make before the mold wears out?

  30. Disk Cart on April 13, 2021 at 12:36 am

    This Is always great to watch. I love to watch makers make. But usually they arent making game related stuff!! SO this is great man!

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