I'm making a space-sensitive circuit for a friend that uses an SR Latch to trigger an LED to go on (and then stay on) once a laser hits an IR receiver, with a button to reset. My only problem is, I can't find any 8-pin latch chips in DIP format (So I can put it on a breadboard/veroboard) anywhere! I had the idea of getting a dual NOR gate 8 pin chip and wiring the latch myself, however I cannot find any of these anywhere either. As the enclosure I wish to put this in is very small, I don't believe it would fit a 14-pin quad NOR chip.
Does anyone know how I can combat this?