Front LED's size?

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Front LED's size?

Postby Kryoclasm » May Sat 23, 2015 11:21 pm

Hello,

I just recently ordered a Altair 8800 micro kit. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what size the LED's are in millimeters.

The kit I build, I would like a few custom features and LED's are the first thing I might alter.

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Front LED's size?

Postby waltermixxx » May Sun 24, 2015 11:49 am

The LED's are 5mm (same size exactly as the ones i am using for my disk drive activity thingy... :) 4.92mm if you want to get precise :) )
see my other post for details :) I just measured them with my digital calipers. :)

cheers. :)
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Re: Front LED's size?

Postby Kryoclasm » May Sun 24, 2015 11:30 pm

Fantastic!

I had assumed they were 5mm, because it is an industry standard, but you never know. :D
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Re: Front LED's size?

Postby waltermixxx » May Tue 26, 2015 6:17 pm

Kryoclasm wrote:Hello,

I just recently ordered a Altair 8800 micro kit. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what size the LED's are in millimeters.

The kit I build, I would like a few custom features and LED's are the first thing I might alter.

Thanks for any help.


What kind of changes are you hoping to implement? :) please do tell :)

Cheers. :)
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Re: Front LED's size?

Postby Kryoclasm » May Tue 26, 2015 8:37 pm

Well, I was thinking about using frosted flat top leds and just flush mount them with the panel.

Also I might use 3 different colors for the address bus, data out and status indicators.
I currently have red, green and blue leds on order, that will give me a chance to test the layout and see if it looks good or too wacky.

I am also looking to find some good flatted toggle switches to use instead of the bat switches.

One other thing I might do is add an audio tape / data storage interface as well.
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Re: Front LED's size?

Postby waltermixxx » May Tue 26, 2015 9:40 pm

Very cool.

I like the idea of different colours.

Cheers!
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