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by ITek
Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: DIY Circuit Board Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 6120

Re: DIY Circuit Board Kit

Have you ever cast metal? Just curious. cast metal? only as in replicating small decorative things in silver and kobber. it was the old school method using a compressed sand mold of the original. I've done metal work as well; just about every kind of welding. building things from decorative metal w...
by ITek
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: DIY Circuit Board Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 6120

Re: DIY Circuit Board Kit

davidcoton wrote:Google "multilayer pcb prototype canada".

Google really is your friend.

Lol thanks, must be the way I searched or what I typed in. All I found originally was american manufacturers. I think I didn't put "prototype" in my searches on friday. That might be why.
by ITek
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: DIY Circuit Board Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 6120

Re: DIY Circuit Board Kit

Ah okay perfect. So I'll check into getting sheets of that fibreglass if available. I was going to try on PVC lol. Or a moulded plastic. You don't want to try to make a PCB by adding copper to a plate of something else. That's just a way to fail badly. Get a piece of single-sided blank PCB material...
by ITek
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: DIY Circuit Board Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 6120

Re: DIY Circuit Board Kit

Okay thanks again guys. Sorry for late reply, got carried away this weekend :P Alright well I will use a prototyping service until I can figure out a way to do that multilayered on my own. If at all possible. I still want to make a few of the 1 sided, perhaps even a 2 layer board though. From the vi...
by ITek
Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: DIY Circuit Board Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 6120

Re: DIY Circuit Board Kit

Do computer motherboards all use copper? Or is it gold or silver or? A mix perhaps? The board itself is plastic correct? Or a type of PVC? AFAIK all PCBs use copper tracks. The thickness of the copper is related to the maximum current needed on any track. Professional boards are usually plated to a...
by ITek
Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: DIY Circuit Board Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 6120

Re: DIY Circuit Board Kit

Hmm okay thanks. I will have to get some fine tips. I have everything else. taking a look at the pi will give you a good impression of how small things can be, there are different smd component sizes though. with practice everything is possible to solder with a soldering iron (+ tools). I have done...
by ITek
Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: DIY Circuit Board Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 6120

Re: DIY Circuit Board Kit

surface mount (smd) = component "legs" soldered on the surface, ie. no holes to put them through and solder on the other side. components are as such much smaller, and a lot more practice is needed to solder them on the board properly without making shortcuts/burning the tracks. tweezers, magnifyin...
by ITek
Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: DIY Circuit Board Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 6120

Re: DIY Circuit Board Kit

@rurwin Thanks again! Very helpful and explained well. Alright so a stencil is required. Micro control of solder points. Do computer motherboards all use copper? Or is it gold or silver or? A mix perhaps? The board itself is plastic correct? Or a type of PVC? I just stumbled on that video last night...
by ITek
Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero order limit?
Replies: 43
Views: 12163

Re: Pi Zero order limit?

Well they are 5 GBP right?

Can't they take an order for 100 of them? That is demand lol. Just for one customer.
by ITek
Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: DIY Circuit Board Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 6120

Re: DIY Circuit Board Kit

@aBUGSworstnightmare & @mfa298 Hmmmm.. What is the risk of a company that prints boards stealing your designs? I know everything is open source these days but I am not comfortable with going completely that way. I am new like I said so maybe I don't understand the nuances of all the production, indu...
by ITek
Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: DIY Circuit Board Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 6120

Re: DIY Circuit Board Kit

Hey! Hail from Canada, I didn't realize all the mods were from the UK or else I wouldn't have posted that post about why its taking so long for my first to go through! :P Thanks for the responses. Got me thinking about some more. "These days though most electronics is surface-mount.. " What do you m...
by ITek
Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: over 3 hours for first post?
Replies: 2
Views: 540

over 3 hours for first post?

Hey maybe one of you moderators will see this? Been waiting hours for the ability to see my posts? This normal?
by ITek
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Running OS on HDD?
Replies: 3
Views: 2919

Running OS on HDD?

Can I put the OS for the PI onto an internal HDD and use adapters to USB 2.0 and plug that into the PI to run the OS instead of an SD card?
by ITek
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: DIY Circuit Board Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 6120

DIY Circuit Board Kit

I bought a rasp pi 2b a while back with the touchscreen and everything. After playing around with it for a bit I realized programming wasn't as deep as I could go with micro-electronics (as working with/on them was new to me) I didn't think much about it for a while. Then the other night I thought t...
by ITek
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero order limit?
Replies: 43
Views: 12163

Pi Zero order limit?

Hi,

I was just wondering if there will ever be a time I can order more than one raspberry pi zero at a time. I have a project or 2 in mind that sort of work together and require more than one board.

Anyone know if this is slated to happen eventually?

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