[sdiy] Rotary Switch -> illuminated PB w/ multicolor LED?

Mike Beauchamp list at mikebeauchamp.com
Fri Feb 11 00:11:24 CET 2022

On 2/10/22 11:02, grant musictechnologiesgroup.com wrote:
> Speaking of supply chain fun, a really nice *small* SP4T rotary Grayhill 
> switch has gone from a pricey $10 to $16. So that's well beyond nuts for 
> most of us I'm sure. Alternatives?  This is for digital control, so I 
> can work with 2 bits or 1 of 4 some other way.  I'm thinking a 
> pushbutton with internal multicolor LED and a PIC or ATTINY (assuming 
> you can buy those?!).
> I really like that the switch is both selector and indicator, so that 
> needs to be replicated.

What about replacing it with another 4T rotary switch? There's a bunch 
available.. the "open frame" ones are pretty common and so are plastic 
enclosed ones branded Alpha and CK. I used to use some from digikey that 
had a very long shaft (3-4") but was very easy to cut down.


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