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Prototype board 1 evaluation

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Prototype PCBs for conventional and SMD components

Koen van VlietKoen van Vliet 06/25/2019 at 20:250 Comments

Some pictures of the bare prototype boards I made on my flatbed scanner

Top layer
Bottom layer

I found that the prototype board 1 is very suitable for logic ICs. The old board layout techniques of vertical lanes on the bottom and horizontal on the top layer works really well on stripboard. Here is an example with (bottom to top) some switches, two GAL16v8 programmable logic devices, a line driver and an LED array.

Edit: The breadboard is not part of the board. I placed it on the PCB with double-sided tape for some quick prototyping.

GAL16V8 test circuit
GAL16v8 test circuit solder side

Evaluation

Overall

Connectors

Possible new features

Solder pads are smaller than other prototype boards I have used, but this did not bother me while building this circuit. It actually reduces the risk of solder bridges. That said, it's still easy enough to create solder bridges to join two traces together.

Final thoughts

Very nice quality and usable prototype boards. I will address the issues in v1.1 and possibly add some new features.

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