I've definitely done that before! I'd also forgotten Thonk was including button caps with the bare PCBs - I sent them some extras in case they sold more of one color kit than the other and I suppose they've started using the extra for the bare kits.Texy wrote: ↑Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:51 pm Annoyed with myself !
I ordered two lines of 2N2904's instead of ordering some 2N2906's. So I've ordered some from eBay.
I also got my pcb + panel & Atmel chip from Thonk today, forgetting that it also included the grey tact switch button caps.
Of course they need to go with square switch shafts, not round ones. I found the 'standard' button caps that I ordered to
go with my 9mm high round shafted buttons are slightly too wide to go through the panel holes. So I've also now ordered
some square shafted tact buttons from eBay as well. I have now spent more on parts than if I had (been able to) ordered the
complete DIY kit from Thonk. Ah well, all part of the 'fun' as I mentioned previously.
My strategy when doing 100% DIY has been to slowly build up a parts library by ordering 2x the BOM of any module I build. Once you have a sizeable parts bin it gets easier to source the one or two components you don't have lying around.