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  1. hencethus

    hencethus

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    I found this schematic to make a 120Hz LED strobe for adjusting the speed of my turntable:

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    I'm totally new to hobbyist electronics, but I've managed to get it working on a breadboard. Now I need to get it onto stripboard, and find a case for it.

    The schematic came with PCB artwork:
    [​IMG]

    But I don't have the means or know-how to make a PCB.

    I got some 20x100 stripboard instead (this stuff: http://amzn.com/B008CHCQ8C).

    Can anyone help me with designing a layout for stripboard? The LEDs would need to be near the edge of the board, but other than that it should just be as compact as possible.

    Here's what I managed to come up with on my own using VeeCAD (maybe this is already good?):

    [​IMG]

    I've got the resistors standing up so that they take up less space, but they don't have to be that way.

    Thanks!
     
  2. KMoffett

    KMoffett

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    Easier way is get a free strobe disk and use a neon pilot lamp.
    Google: turntable strobe disc

    Ken
     
  3. hencethus

    hencethus

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    Apr 8, 2015
    That might be easier, but this is more fun and I'll learn more. And I'm most of the way there already.
     
  4. hencethus

    hencethus

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    Apr 8, 2015
    So I found some mistakes in my stripboard layout. Here it is updated and correct:
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    Here it is all put together except for the switch, since I'm not sure what kind of case I'm going to put it in yet.

    [​IMG]

    It works as intended, and I'm pretty happy with it.
     
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