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Logitech G502 "extra button" mod (extends the DPI shift button)  (Read 6066 times)

Offline piiwii

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I have small hands so my thumb has never been able to comfortably reach the DPI shift button. It's such a nicely placed button otherwise, so it's always been a shame to see it go to waste. It's always been relegated to the scoreboard.

But now with Halo 5 I've been forced to find a solution. The game quite clumsily (in my opinion) maps thrust to a separate button which means the button mappings I had for COD and other games will no longer suffice...I'm now one button short.

After a lot of thinking, it seemed to me the best option was to extend the DPI shift button. The real trick was finding a piece of plastic that fit the following criteria:

1) Thin but sturdy, so there would be no sloppiness when pressing it
2) Had a tapered edge so it wouldn't get in the way of the two other side buttons
3) Was slightly curved so that it would fit hand-in-glove over the DPI shift button

After scouring the house I found just what I was looking for - the spoiler of a Yokomo brand RC car:



As you can see it's slightly curved, and tapers at the top:



And here's the end result! It looks so good, almost like it was an original part of the mouse. I'm going to put some testing into it tonight:







As you can see it's secured by some spongey double sided tape (3M)



« Last Edit: 04:02 AM - 09/29/15 by piiwii »
Setup: XIM Apex, Titan Two, Switch Joy-Con, Logitech G502, Razer mouse bungee, SteelSeries 4HD mousepad, DXRacer armrest, LucidSound LS30 headphones, Netduma router, Ubiquiti UniFi AP LR wireless access point

My setup (incl. Joy-Con mount): http://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=59387.msg643688#msg643688

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Ok I did some play testing and found it was too long and digging into the base of my thumb when I pressed G4. So I shortened it so it wouldn't extend beyond G5 and it's much more comfortable now:

« Last Edit: 07:18 AM - 09/29/15 by piiwii »
Setup: XIM Apex, Titan Two, Switch Joy-Con, Logitech G502, Razer mouse bungee, SteelSeries 4HD mousepad, DXRacer armrest, LucidSound LS30 headphones, Netduma router, Ubiquiti UniFi AP LR wireless access point

My setup (incl. Joy-Con mount): http://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=59387.msg643688#msg643688

My RAINBOW SIX SIEGE Titan Two Mega Script: https://youtu.be/x-9NtxyySVM

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Find me on the ConsoleTuner (Titan Two) forums: pablosscripts

Offline piiwii

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Ok I cut it too short. I created another one that extends a little past G5 but not as far as my first attempt. I just play tested this and it's perfect!

Setup: XIM Apex, Titan Two, Switch Joy-Con, Logitech G502, Razer mouse bungee, SteelSeries 4HD mousepad, DXRacer armrest, LucidSound LS30 headphones, Netduma router, Ubiquiti UniFi AP LR wireless access point

My setup (incl. Joy-Con mount): http://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=59387.msg643688#msg643688

My RAINBOW SIX SIEGE Titan Two Mega Script: https://youtu.be/x-9NtxyySVM

What is a ballistic curve? Click here to learn more: https://bit.ly/2qzUAjg

Find me on the ConsoleTuner (Titan Two) forums: pablosscripts

Offline DomA

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Nice one piiwii, OEM looking, I've previously considered this same mod.
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Offline R3MiX

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I love it! Never even crossed my mind to even do something like that. That button has just been neglected from the get go. I have a question however. Is that double sided tape you used?

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I love it! Never even crossed my mind to even do something like that. That button has just been neglected from the get go. I have a question however. Is that double sided tape you used?

Yup just 3M double sided tape. Make sure it's the spongy stuff with foam as it's unlikely you will find a piece of plastic that perfectly matches the curvature of the original button.
Setup: XIM Apex, Titan Two, Switch Joy-Con, Logitech G502, Razer mouse bungee, SteelSeries 4HD mousepad, DXRacer armrest, LucidSound LS30 headphones, Netduma router, Ubiquiti UniFi AP LR wireless access point

My setup (incl. Joy-Con mount): http://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=59387.msg643688#msg643688

My RAINBOW SIX SIEGE Titan Two Mega Script: https://youtu.be/x-9NtxyySVM

What is a ballistic curve? Click here to learn more: https://bit.ly/2qzUAjg

Find me on the ConsoleTuner (Titan Two) forums: pablosscripts

Offline sbc2k1

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Now find a way to get rid of that god awful button all together and I might use my g502  again.
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Now find a way to get rid of that god awful button all together and I might use my g502  again.

You could just completely disable it in the settings.
Setup: XIM Apex, Titan Two, Switch Joy-Con, Logitech G502, Razer mouse bungee, SteelSeries 4HD mousepad, DXRacer armrest, LucidSound LS30 headphones, Netduma router, Ubiquiti UniFi AP LR wireless access point

My setup (incl. Joy-Con mount): http://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=59387.msg643688#msg643688

My RAINBOW SIX SIEGE Titan Two Mega Script: https://youtu.be/x-9NtxyySVM

What is a ballistic curve? Click here to learn more: https://bit.ly/2qzUAjg

Find me on the ConsoleTuner (Titan Two) forums: pablosscripts

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Now find a way to get rid of that god awful button all together and I might use my g502  again.

You could just completely disable it in the settings.

It's the actual compressing of the button that throws me off.
BFH

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I can't find a piece that can duplicate this method. Piiwii you think maybe you can send be that other half of the wing? Or maybe make me one off the other end of the wing. I can gladly send you some Mula via PayPal. Let me know.
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I can't find a piece that can duplicate this method. Piiwii you think maybe you can send be that other half of the wing? Or maybe make me one off the other end of the wing. I can gladly send you some Mula via PayPal. Let me know.

Hey it'd probably be cheaper for you to just buy a new wing since I'm likely on the other end of the globe. Plus I had to chop up the other side to make the second one (I cut the first one too short...teaches me for trying to do this in the middle of the night with no lamp).

I used to buy a lot of RC parts and these are the two best shops:

http://banzaihobby.com/

http://www.rc-race-and-drift-japan.com/

Just search for "Yokomo Wing".

Only one of the two shops offers cheap sea mail, can't remember which one. Only costs a few bucks to have posted to most parts of the world.
Setup: XIM Apex, Titan Two, Switch Joy-Con, Logitech G502, Razer mouse bungee, SteelSeries 4HD mousepad, DXRacer armrest, LucidSound LS30 headphones, Netduma router, Ubiquiti UniFi AP LR wireless access point

My setup (incl. Joy-Con mount): http://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=59387.msg643688#msg643688

My RAINBOW SIX SIEGE Titan Two Mega Script: https://youtu.be/x-9NtxyySVM

What is a ballistic curve? Click here to learn more: https://bit.ly/2qzUAjg

Find me on the ConsoleTuner (Titan Two) forums: pablosscripts

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I was looking into sugru. You think its possible with sugru?

Offline mist4fun

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I think sugru would be too flexible and heavy. It may also stick to the g502 coating when you press down. The plastic piece piiwii found seems to be the best solution. It looks like it was made for the mouse.
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Hey Guys,

sorry for opening a older post, but do you think this would also work for the Razer Tartarus to extend the space key?

Thanks,