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Electronics Multipurpose PC-Board

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Cerenkov, 9 Jan 2007.

  1. Cerenkov

    Cerenkov What's a Dremel?

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    It looks just like that. I'm trying to figure out how to do 2-3 arrays of 5 LEDs each. I know the math of wiring them up, I have the components, but I can't quite crunch my brain around how to align them on this. Any and all help or mocking is appreciated.
     
  2. ConKbot of Doom

    ConKbot of Doom Minimodder

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    just take a knife and slice/break the traces where you dont need them connected.
     
  3. Cerenkov

    Cerenkov What's a Dremel?

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    That works for me. But I mean, if I need one track connected to another, do i just bridge the gap with solder or wire or what?
     
  4. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    Yes.
     
  5. Cerenkov

    Cerenkov What's a Dremel?

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    Alright then. Just wanted to be suuure ^^. Draping solder across two joints like that won't weaken it right?
     
  6. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 What's a Dremel?

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    It will be fine as long as you put a sizable amount of solder on it.
     
  7. Cerenkov

    Cerenkov What's a Dremel?

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    One more question. Where would be the best place there to hook up the 5v and 0v wire?
     
  8. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    generally the top row and bottom row
     
  9. Cerenkov

    Cerenkov What's a Dremel?

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    Guess i should've just gotten over my fear of screwing up in the first place and played around. Today I finally got my medicine and I'm able to think without fever and with clarity.. this is much easier than I thought X)
     
  10. DarkInferno

    DarkInferno Minimodder

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    if it is the same as that board I'd hook the power lines to the to rails in the center

    But just have a play... if you break it, which is unlikely, its only a few quid for a new one :p
     
  11. Snood

    Snood What's a Dremel?

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    i recomend making links with wire as if it were a component rather than bridges made of solder. it's just neater, more reliable and easier for me,, it can sometimes be dificult to get a big blob of solder to go where you want it.
     
  12. Cerenkov

    Cerenkov What's a Dremel?

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    Alright. Haven't started yet, I'll strip some 24 AWG and get crackin
     
  13. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    I try to design the board so I can fit PCB-mount connectors for inputs and outputs. The screw ones shown are 0.2" pitch, fan-connector headers are 0.1" pitch.

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    Picture also shows some wire links as Snood advises. For breaking the tracks, a hand-held 1/4"-ish drill-bit makes a quick neat job - you can fix one in a cork for a permanent tool.
     

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