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Modding blue ring lit power button? who posted about one

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Seth, 6 Aug 2002.

  1. Risky

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    Oh well I 've found the Bulgin ones on Farnell Red and green. they're listed as MP1002 instread of MPI002. 3248914 and 3248926 Or search for "Bulgin illuminated". Plus 50 Resistors at 1.2p each!

    More thasthe RS option but there's no delivery.
    Now what else can I find while I've got a basket open.............
     
  2. Risky

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    Problem: Bulgin decripes thes at "S.P. Push to make, tactile" instread of "S.P.C.O. Momentary Action(Microswitch)"

    Does that mean they're latching and thus no damm good?
     
  3. Seth

    Seth What's a Dremel?

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    my opinion on eimod just went even lower then it was
     
  4. Allistar

    Allistar What's a Dremel?

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    They're momentary, trust me. :D
     
  5. Risky

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    Usefull bunch bulgin. they do some nice flush mount LEDs as well
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Risky

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    Well just got my two switches from Farnell. and they do look nice. Seriously heavy as well and the screw terminals are handy as I've lost:)rolleyes:) my soldering iron.
     
  8. Seth

    Seth What's a Dremel?

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    good job
     
  9. Cheese

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    you can't say that and not post pictures... :grr:

    r. ;)
     
  10. Risky

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    Delivered to office. Will supply pics if poss tonight.
     
  11. CharlieCat

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    Me just ordered two as well :D

    Are they completely sealed or can you see a way of moddin them bloo ?

    Cheers, CC
     
  12. Risky

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    Looks pretty solid to me atm. Anyway there too much blue around atm!
     
  13. CharlieCat

    CharlieCat What's a Dremel?

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    Too much blue.....is that possible :D

    BTW, how brightly do they glow ?
     
  14. Risky

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    I'm short of parts so I'll power it up tomorrow. In the meantime how do I best enlarge a 15mm hole to 19.2mm (in steel):sigh:
     
  15. Risky

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    [​IMG]
    Must buy a new soldering iron
    [​IMG]

    and away it goes, sorry about dodgy pics. Does look quite cool imo, especially as HDD light flickers. Pushes a fair bit of light as well and switch works fine.

    Think I'll have Red as HDD/Reset Green as Power. Now back to thee problem:
    In order to fit the damm thing.
     
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  16. CharlieCat

    CharlieCat What's a Dremel?

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    Nice.....can't wait until mine arrive tommorow hopefully.

    As for the hole, you could use a dremel with the grinding attachments or just a good old file I guess.

    I checked in my tool box and just happen to have the right size drill bit :D (even if it has seen better days !!)

    Cheers, CC
     
  17. Hi-TEK

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    Very interesting and if anyone has links to US or Canadian distributors which are carrying these switches, please post a link and part#.
     
  18. Allistar

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    NOONE seems to have the blue ones (And don't even think about getting them from eimod. He's full of BS.) except Bulgin. And even then, they want $20, and 30 minimum order for the blue ones. AND it'd take 7 weeks. The part # is MPI002 and can be found on farnell (I think), newark electronics and allied electronics.
     
  19. CharlieCat

    CharlieCat What's a Dremel?

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    Me just received mine this morning from Farnell :D

    One GREEN and one RED and they are super sexy.

    As for wether they are worth 11 quid each is is still debatable but they are a quality product and are the finishing touch to my project.

    Cheers, CC
     
  20. Risky

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    It must be the most overspecified part in my system. £12 is probably a very fair price for what it is, except most of that cost is in making able to withstand a lot of stuff that will never happen to it on a PC!
     

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