I just ordered a Seq v4+, and I’m looking forward to making it and playing it!
I noticed a few parts on the BOM are not available, and some had lead times over a year. I’m in the UK, but stock levels seems similar elsewhere.
This in particular was not available through any big suppliers, and I had to source from eBay:
Mfr. No: BC818-40LT1G Mfr.: ON Semiconductor
This was also very difficult to find:
Mfr. No: SN74HC165DR Mfr.:Texas Instruments
Farnell suggested this as an ‘exact alternative’, so I bought it instead:
Also, some of the ribbon cable IDCs were out of stock at Mouser, but these were easy to find generic alternatives for.
My first question is whether my alternative choice ofthe sn74hc165d (as opposed to the sn74hc165dr) was OK.
I’m also wondering if there is some alternative especially for the BC818-40LT1G.
Somewhat relatedly, I’m wondering about alternative buttons for Seq V4+ - I’ve seen people using 909 style keycaps, and also small black buttons similiar to these:
Any idea where to find these?
All the best,