Are these knobs too big?
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:00:19 PM »
Don't get me wrong, I want big knobs....but I'm wondering if maybe these are just a little too large.  I'm building a 1u GSSL.

These knobs have a lower diameter of .710 in inches, the diameter with the point is 1.09 inches.

http://www.newark.com/grayhill/11k5028-kcnb/knob/dp/11C3976

According to my math, this gives me about .14 inches from the longest edge of the knob to the top of the rack unit.  Is this enough distance?  

I definitely want lettering printed...I think this will be fine if I let the knob cover whatever digit it is selected to.  Does this look bad?

Thanks.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2010, 11:02:38 PM by pearldrum944 »


gyraf

Re: Are these knobs too big?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010, 02:21:08 AM »
..make a mock-up in a drawing program..?

Jakob E.
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..

kato

Re: Are these knobs too big?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2010, 10:09:22 AM »
It might look a little silly on a 1U.
But it might be a look you like. Mock up a .71" knob with construction paper and place it on a 1U rackspace and see how you like it.

3nity

Re: Are these knobs too big?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 10:11:38 AM »
we all like big kboobs..
Life is a path, death the destination.

kato

Re: Are these knobs too big?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010, 10:23:12 AM »
we all like big kboobs..

Yes, they can be too expensive. But they can never be too big, really.

ChrioN

Re: Are these knobs too big?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2010, 11:36:10 PM »
I would say they are too big. I'm not a big fan of knobs hiding the info they're supposed to show you.
"All PCB traces are curved to emulate the electrical response of point-to-point wiring" -Drip

Re: Are these knobs too big?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2010, 11:11:56 PM »
Thanks for the advice.  I ended up ordering a different style that I liked (I guess I'm particular...I could barely find any that I found attractive.)

I actually measured and cut out a piece of paper with the same dimensions...I think it would have worked, but with this being my first attempt at a DIY piece of gear...I really wanted to simplify my design.

Perhaps I could grab those kboob...I mean knobs and use them on a future project....with a 2u enclosure.


 

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