From: woodelf <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca>
Dave McGuire wrote:
They only get expensive when you're trying
to match a particular type.
If you're flexible about types, one can get them fairly cheaply.
Well I am as I am thinking of matching momentary and on/off switches -
lever handle - PCB mount. As I am still waiting for my switches to come
in for a different project I am trying to get around that problem for
An alternative to switches is a diode ROM. You don't need too many
diodes if the system already has some ROM boot code and all you need
is a call routine.
Even a simple serial bootstrap can be done if it is an older machine with
hard configures serial. Most programmable serial chips can be made into
a boot strap with about 50 bytes.