Steve Hunter, Faculty in Residence, Sierra Makerspaces, shared this button making curriculum. He explained that it had been used at events very successfully. “This project involves designing or acquiring an image (like the Hacker Lab H), sizing it to fit on the type and diameter of button being used, printing it on a color printer, punching it out and then assembling the button in the special button maker press,” said Hunter.
Hunter explained that Sierra College purchased multiple button makers in different sizes with all the required materials. “This project has been very well received and creates great advertising buttons for the makerspaces,” said Hunter. “We have used this maker exercise at various maker activities, including twice in the Truckee area.”
The Sierra Makerspaces assembly instructions with pictures for the button maker exercise are included here for other makerspaces use.
Review the PDF file of the instructions for Making Buttons with Model 100 American Button Machine here: Making Buttons-2