From Protoype to Version 1.3.1

A project log for Witches Brew V1.3.1 CV Joystick Controller

Let's you control any Voltage Control Synthesizer parameter with a Variable Voltage Output from +8V to -8V on a Joystick or other Controller

neil-mundtNeil Mundt 02/02/2021 at 23:050 Comments

I have to say looking back on the first PCB layouts. My skills have a quite a bit of improvement Between versions of PCB  layout. In Planning out sections of the board and optimizing placement of components. Quite a bit of things you should plan out before even thinking about doing the traces. 

My first designs were so Simple the autoroute worked perfectly fine. But soon as I added complexity too the placement it would eventually give up on completely routing. I brushed up on manual routing and common good practices. I found the use of a auto router is a good base for starting manual routing. Then doing manually is just like putting a puzzle together. 
I also learned about using Copper infill and Ground planes for the Double sided PCB and why it cleans up quite a bit of the grounds and +12v Rail. Before using these Manual routing started to become a nightmare becoming quite the rats nest of wires.