7971 Burroughs question

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SD

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May 16, 2022, 5:02:23 PMMay 16
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Hello
I was referred to this mail list, thank you
I am sitting on for years a 7971 that I want to use/adapt but cannot find any sockets from ebay that are not very expensive. I do not want to permanently solder to a perfboard, etc.  these things are super pricey now. 
any help appreciated

thanks
scott

liam bartosiewicz

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May 16, 2022, 9:32:06 PMMay 16
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The socket type is SK-137, and if you can’t find any NOS ones, you can always make your own using tube socket pins, like this: eBay item #403434590507

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Paul Andrews

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May 17, 2022, 1:47:21 PMMay 17
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This is one I made a while back. It uses the tube socket pins that LB(?) referred to. I see it isn't very well labelled, in terms of what value of resistors to use, and it uses surface mount resistors. Anyway, there it is. https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/G9c1wPoq

Richard Scales

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Jun 3, 2022, 10:57:14 PMJun 3
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I have sockets for these. There are also 'smart sockets' which include a PIC microcontroller which does all the 'heavy lifting' making it very easy to drive.
I also have a design for a single tube clock which incorporates a 'smart socket'.
- Richard

Scott Duncan

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Jun 28, 2022, 4:42:23 PMJun 28
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Thanks for the info.  What are the pin dimensions/diameter?  I tried some pins i had from other projects but the Burroughs’ are too large to fit. 

Thanks
Scott


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I have sockets for these. There are also 'smart sockets' which include a PIC microcontroller which does all the 'heavy lifting' making it very easy to drive.
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gregebert

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Jun 28, 2022, 11:11:55 PMJun 28
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Scott Duncan

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Jun 29, 2022, 12:43:26 AMJun 29
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I should have guessed, thanks very much.  Now, if I could only move these projects beyond glacial pace….




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