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Subject: Re: Home Made PCBs
From: Karl Cunningham karlc@.......
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2000 10:22:07 -0700

Hi Al --

The resolution is impressive.  It was made using a 600dpi printer.  He used
mostly surface-mount parts with a few through-hole parts.  But his layout
planned that the holes weren't going to be plated through and used
"z-wires" to connect traces top-to-bottom where needed.  Using wire-wrap
sockets for ICs allowed the sockets to be spaced up off the board for
top-side soldering.

Also impressive is the ease with which a board can be made.  If something
doesn't work out right, you can just change it and make a new board with a
turn-around time of a couple of hours.


At 17:02 6/10/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi Karl,
>There is very little advantage in making double sided boards unless you can
>make them through-hole plated. It is impossible to get some devices properly
>connected to the runs under them. What is important about your information
>is the resolution achieved. With good resolution you can use the process
>perfected by the Japanese where you use a high resolution layout on one side
>and wire jumpers on the other. There are board fab houses that will make


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