Proto board

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by samh93, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. samh93

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    Hey everyone, I just wanted some feedback and maybe some suggestions on this prototype board I've designed. Would you use this type of proto board or a solder-less board?
    It measures 80mm x 50mm
    Thanks everyone

    Sam
     
  2. SPQR

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    It looks interesting - I'm always up for something new to try.

    What would be the advantage over a standard "strip board" with a few of the strips removed across the board?
     
  3. MrChips

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    If you wanted to use the large traces as power rails you would have to cut too many traces. This edited version would be easier to use:


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  4. samh93

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    thanks for replying guys, the large traces were actually just decorative but I like the idea of having power rails. Well this design has perfect spacing for microchips and it generally looks a lot neater than strip board. This design is more for second or third prototypes, I'd like it to have a solder mask and maybe have it tinned. The design is also double sided, so soldering will be really easy.

    Sam
     
  5. tracecom

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    Don't forget there is a disadvantage to DS boards with plated through holes: removing components is more difficult.
     
  6. samh93

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    I've changed my design to a single sided board. I've actually had issues with double sided so it'll be nice to be able to re-use the proto board or correct mistakes.

    Thanks guys
     
  7. ErnieM

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    Kinda similar to this one, isn't it?

    [​IMG]

    Can you make it for under $3.49 USD a copy?

    With just 15 vertical holes it cannot handle a 40 pin DIP.
     
  8. samh93

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    Well I've done my calculations and if I'm right, I can make 40 of these boards, sell each one for £2 and break even

    Sam
     
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