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Meters (and digital displays) are nice for detailed readings when you're standing right in front of them, but I still want to know what's going on from across the room, especially with a laser cutter using an experimental cooling system as likely to go horribly awry as work perfectly.

A nice, brightly lit meter that changes illumination color based on the potion of the scale it's in does the job nicely. Part readout, part indicator light, and it's no worse than a regular meter for the colorblind

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Since I love LEDs and I love meters, it is totally obvious to put LEDs into meters.

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I hate to do this to a nice indicator made in the US, but it's the year 2000+17 and still no one has digitized any of the classic industrial control typefaces used by American manufacturers in the early- and mid-20th century.

A few used Futura or a close knockoff, but that sticks out a little too much. And no, Sublime is not a valid answer either. I used Leroy pen sets. Sublime is neither authentic nor true to purpose, it's just a more subtle kitch font.

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This is my version of reclaiming childhood through eBay.

Some people collect old video games, others old equipment... I used to leaf though control indicator catalogues like they were porn rags, hence, this babby duck's lifelong fascination with analog meters and LEDs. It's the industrial design I grew up with. No color LCD screen can compare.

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