Thank you, I am learning along the way and I'm pleased to hear different ideas and ways to make things better.
1. My bad, I didn't explain that I intended the LED to be at the top, the 5V is one "resistor length" down and into the board.
If there is a card handle installed, the LED might interfere... should I cancel it? or just move it to the right a little more? or put it next to the regulator, let the user peek into the cage for light (as if it's not dark enough in there to see it).
2. The DIP14's are going to be almost necessary, but as a free for all board, your idea of row's is more universal.
I think I'll just fill that area with the sea of PTH's, less two rows for the rails. Also, I'll move the traces to the copper side, so they can be scraped and bridged to the power pins.
I think that makes a good solution for #2, but #1 needs some more thought... Hmm.
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2014 08:03:15 -0500
Subject: Re: [N8VEM-S100:2591] Re: Board Run: Unbuffered Prototyping
OK, so the idea is both near-but-not-at the top so as to leave connector-room along top-edge? And then not too near edge due to (1) card-guide, and (2) getting hidden by a card-extractor (although in either case they've probably got a resistor-length swing in which to reposition)? (Bear with me here; just trying it out in my mind's eye!)On the 3xDIP14, an alternative might be to leave that as 23-hole row-pair that's completely uncommitted (no power or caps) and leave it to users to decide on 3xDIP14 or 2xDIP16/18/20 use with their own solution for decoupling (and powering). They could scratch-thru the mask for local solder points (or we could leave some open spots in the mask over the traces), else wire from the sea-of-PTH (however they're distributing PWR/GND there).
On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 7:39 AM, Crusty OMO <crus...@hotmail.com> wrote:
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