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Person Responsible User:NicApicella
Status confirmed
Type workshop
Location FamilyZone Play Tent
Age groups
  • 6-9 year
  • 9-12 year
  • 12-16 year
  • adults year
Date and Time Monday at 15:00
Budget Required 200
Budget Granted 200

This page is part of the Team:Family of MCH2022. Feel free to look around.

MCH2022 is a "DIY" hacker event, organized by volunteers and everyone who visits. If you want to help and make the FamilyZone awesome, please join the team or organize a project. If you want to help at the event, please participate as an angel.

Create your own button! All you need is a piece of paper and your creativity! (Pens, pencils, felt tip pens and such help… ;-) )


  • (possibly a printer, to create empty templates; but usually kids don't care and just use the pre-cut circles)

Materials required

  • paper & pens/pencils/crayons/markers

Materials arranged

  • a 45mm button machine is available (with 250 buttons)


  • Machine is in use! Stef and User:NicApicella know their way around it (it's super easy to learn!)

Howto: Buildup

  • the machine is stored away in the play tent
  • one adult is required to operate the machine (it's two, actually: a cutting machine and a "badge-making" machine)
  • the kids provide their designs; making a button itself takes about 20 seconds
  • (a better how-to than the one provided with the machine is being made)

Howto: Teardown

  • clear up all the remaining paper snippets
  • put the machine and the button-equipment into its box