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Clock/Calendar Project: The PCB Design

Discussion in 'BoM Blogs' started by Blackthorne TA, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Once the circuit design is complete as seen in the last blog entry, the designs for the Printed Circuit Boards needs to be done. As before I used DipTrace to transform the schematics (also done in DipTrace) into PCB traces.

    Again I was limited to two-sided PCBs since I wanted to make the boards myself. In fact, I wanted to use a single-sided board for the clock face since I had more unused single-sided available, but could not accomplish that (too many line crossing everywhere). As you will see later, even though I designed the clock face as a dual-sided PCB, I used small wires on the back side rather that actually using a PCB with copper on both sides.

    Here's the top of the clock electronics PCB which is 2x3 inches:
    [PDF]https://dl.dropbox.com/u/66799035/ClockPCBTop.pdf[/PDF]

    And here's the bottom:
    [PDF]https://dl.dropbox.com/u/66799035/ClockPCBBottom.pdf[/PDF]

    Here's the top of the clock face PCB which is 4x6 inches:
    [PDF]https://dl.dropbox.com/u/66799035/ClockFacePCBTop.pdf[/PDF]

    And here's the bottom:
    [PDF]https://dl.dropbox.com/u/66799035/ClockFacePCBBottom.pdf[/PDF]

    Next up, pictures of the actual thing being built! :)
     
  2. Dice

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    I think I've played all four of those games BT. The second one was my favourite. How come you didn't show the little skeletons with broadswords in that screenshot? ;)
     
  3. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Ha! Now that would look cool on the clock face eh? Shoulda though of that :)
     
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