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esot.ericesot.eric 08/26/2019 at 22:592 Comments

Hard to tell what's all on it from the tiny picture, but handy tool, potential business-card, and just a tiny bit more design effort and a pair of tinsnips, or a utility-knife and table-edge, or snap-perforation, could make it quite useful for prototyping, as well.

https://www.mpja.com/mobile/08-26-19.asp?r=173871&s=4

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Ken Yap wrote 08/26/2019 at 23:27 point

Plenty of different lengths with pictures and description if you search eBay with "pcb ruler". Here's a typical ad:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/PCB-Ruler-EDA-Measuring-Tool-accurate-High-Precision-Protractor-4-15-20-25CM/182859279516

I wouldn't be surprised if they were made from the leftover margins from PCB jobs. Frugal idea.

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esot.eric wrote 08/28/2019 at 05:48 point

Ah hah! Was new to me... guess I'm a bit behind the times! Thanks for the heads-up.

Also, good call re: margins.

Actually, though, am at a bit of a loss as to how they're useful enough to be sought-after, rather'n, say, just a handy business-card. I must not be the target demographic. With a few changes, though.. hmm... 

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