Semi-Permanent Circuit

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by nDever, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. nDever

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jan 13, 2011
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    Hey,

    Suppose I have a temporary prototype i.e. protoboard etc. and I wanted to move to a more "permanent" circuit such as a printed circuit board but I still wanted to keep options available such as changing connections, shorting connections to ground or power etc. Would I use jumpers, shorting blocks and/or ribbon cables or is there a better solution?
     
  2. kubeek

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    Jumpers is the way to go. Or cutting traces and soldering wires :)
     
  3. mcgyvr

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    or adding additional holes to the board to allow zero ohm jumper wires to be attached
    or adding additional pins that can be shorted with shorting jumper connectors (like on a hard drive to allow you to select master/slave,etc..
     
  4. Pencil

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    Dec 8, 2009
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    Nobody mentioned:

    DIP switches
    PC mount terminal blocks
    PC mount wire connection tabs (think male spade terminals)
    Header pins (can be used in conjunction with jumpers or plugs)
     
  5. THE_RB

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    If you get used to having a hot soldering iron next to you when you work then ALL connections are "semi-permanent". ;)
     
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