This user joined on 12/29/2016.
If placing 150 leds 150 other surface mount components on a flexible circuit board seemed to tedious, then the reward of the glittering electronics was worth every minute! That is, after I figured out how to etch the Kapton.
I use PLCs and HMIs to make machinery for the consumer products and medical device markets. My favorite controls platform is Rockwell Automation Logix. There is simply not better software for PLCs, and I've tried many.
When electronics were out of my budget, I built my own boards for some CNC work. I coded in assembler. Bobcad and Mach3 were my best friends. I haven't used my mill in a while, but maybe...
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