1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Electronics Would a 'touch lamp repair kit' make a servicable touch start thingy?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by disco volante, 21 Jul 2003.

  1. viridius

    viridius What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    7 Apr 2002
    Posts:
    364
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm afraid that you're going to have to learn to solder if you want to use DIP devices.
     
  2. star882

    star882 What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    19 Mar 2003
    Posts:
    925
    Likes Received:
    1
    Wire wrap.:lol:
     
  3. acrimonious

    acrimonious Custom User Title:

    Joined:
    8 Nov 2002
    Posts:
    4,060
    Likes Received:
    3
    Breadboard?
     
  4. apoogod

    apoogod trix arent just for kids

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2002
    Posts:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    0
    ?
     
  5. viridius

    viridius What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    7 Apr 2002
    Posts:
    364
    Likes Received:
    0
    Breadboard: easy, but definitely not a long-term solution.
     
  6. apoogod

    apoogod trix arent just for kids

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2002
    Posts:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    0
    sorry im asking what is it.
     
  7. acrimonious

    acrimonious Custom User Title:

    Joined:
    8 Nov 2002
    Posts:
    4,060
    Likes Received:
    3
    Its a plastic board with a grid of holes in, used for prototyping. You push the components into the holes, which are connected in rows, then push bits of wire in where needed to make more connections and you have a circuit.
     
  8. apoogod

    apoogod trix arent just for kids

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2002
    Posts:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    0
    what do u mean not a long-term solution?
     
  9. ST8

    ST8 What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    14 Feb 2003
    Posts:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    well its not physically soldered together so bits can fall out etc. For something permenant u want it soldered, possibly stripboard. You can get stripboard that looks like breadboard, so u can prototype on breadboard and transfer to stripboard...
     
  10. apoogod

    apoogod trix arent just for kids

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2002
    Posts:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    0
    ya I found some stripboard info but Im trying to find somthing small I can buy. I would like to find somthing around 1"x1" stripboard for cheap, around $.50 or cheaper if possable.


    Also is a stripboard made out of PCB?
     
  11. acrimonious

    acrimonious Custom User Title:

    Joined:
    8 Nov 2002
    Posts:
    4,060
    Likes Received:
    3
    PCB is not a material it stands for Printed Circuit Board. A PCB is usualy plastic with coper tracks etched on it.

    A stripboard is usualy plastic with rows of copper connecting the rows a gird of holes.

    A stripboard is a PCB substitute in effect.
     
  12. apoogod

    apoogod trix arent just for kids

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2002
    Posts:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    0
    sorry I was thinking PVC.....I was asking cause I cant use the laser on PVC as it would basicly be vary bad fume wise
     
  13. acrimonious

    acrimonious Custom User Title:

    Joined:
    8 Nov 2002
    Posts:
    4,060
    Likes Received:
    3
    laser!?
     
  14. apoogod

    apoogod trix arent just for kids

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2002
    Posts:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    0
    ya laser for laser etching and cutting through plex
     
  15. acrimonious

    acrimonious Custom User Title:

    Joined:
    8 Nov 2002
    Posts:
    4,060
    Likes Received:
    3
    why would you use a laser to cut strip board, if it is PVC wont a dremel or a hacksaw be just as good?
     
  16. apoogod

    apoogod trix arent just for kids

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2002
    Posts:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    0
    laser is easy and fun :)....and no mess
     
  17. apoogod

    apoogod trix arent just for kids

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2002
    Posts:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    0
    ok I went to ratshack and got 3 different Capacitors, cause I didnt know what ones to get......I got a "Ceramic Disc Capacitor-2kVDC max", "Polyester Film Cap-50WVDC max", and a "Ceramic Disc Cap-500WVDC"....what one do I use or does it matter...thanks
     
  18. acrimonious

    acrimonious Custom User Title:

    Joined:
    8 Nov 2002
    Posts:
    4,060
    Likes Received:
    3
    The value of the capacitors would be helpful.
     
  19. apoogod

    apoogod trix arent just for kids

    Joined:
    19 Jun 2002
    Posts:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    0
    sorry there all 0.01
     
  20. viridius

    viridius What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    7 Apr 2002
    Posts:
    364
    Likes Received:
    0
    Any of those should work.
     

Share This Page