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How easy would it be to modify this (or the LED) to fit a 5mm ws2812 PTH? Try as I may, I can’t find 3mm PTH ws2812’s
As you’ve probably seen, the switch has 2 holes for the legs of the LED, and a WS2812 would need 4, so you’d need to dremel them out or something like that.
I can’t find any 3mm ws2812s short of dodgy aliexpress pages, but you could use a traditional SMD one on a pcb and a “light pipe” through the hole on the switch if you really needed to.
I’ll do some reading to see how the gaming boards do it
Light pipe is a great idea. I’ll see if I can squeeze an smd led close enough to the switch footprint.