Common hardware for all case versions.
SC121 button cap
|Button cap, 5mm, metalized
|Button cap, 5mm, black
|Button cap, 5mm, dyed
|"Arcade" red, yellow, blue†
|Button cap, 5mm, hydrographic foil dip
A metalized silver button cap is installed by default. The manufacturer also sells a black and a white version.
Dyed plastic button caps
We sent white button caps to an ABS plastic dying factory. The dye master color-matched the caps to red, yellow and blue "retro" arcade button samples.
ABS plastic can be dyed. The supplier is a factory that specializes in dying plastic clothing buttons and beads. First they do a material test with a random color. If everything looks good, they quote a price per gram of plastic dyed. We also used this technique to color code the AUX cable shrouded headers.
Hydrographic foil dip dyed caps
Hydrographic foil dip dying is a technique that coats plastic objects with a thin printed graphic film. There's a huge selection ready-made foils, and many suppliers can even print custom designs. This batch of caps was dip dyed with the smallest/tightest carbon fiber design available.
The supplier hydro dips all kinds of stuff, but button caps are unusually small. Car/motorcycle parts and helmets are common.
† Bonus buttons available while supplies last. Future batches will use different colors and/or dip foils.
2mm hex wrench
|2mm hex key
|3mm DIN7991 bolts
A 2mm HEX wrench to open the DIN7991 bolts that secure the Bus Pirate case. A hex wrench is included so you can open the Bus Pirate as soon as it arrives.