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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by steamer, Mar 6, 2005.

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  1. steamer

    steamer Guest

    --At the moment I'm trying to fab some "sockets" out of copper
    plated PC board. Dimensions are decidedly non-standard (Russian Nixies).
    I've got drilling the holes down pat with a funky cnc rotary table and a
    manual milling machine, but what I'd like to do next is to lay on a mask
    and etch away the unneeded copper. Paths would radiate from the socket pin
    holes, then bend to route to one side of the board. Can someone recommend
    software, preferably freeware or shareware that a simpleton like me can
    learn quickly, to do this sort of thing?
    --TIA,
     
  2. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    I'm trying to fab some "sockets" out of copper plated PC board.
    Cadsoft's EAGLE has a library Editor that does this cleanly.
    You could also do it by just building a board with pads & traces.
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group...mm-*-100mm+Hobbyist-Demoware#01ddbd021683a11e

    Someone may have already built a library for this.
    http://www.google.com/search?&q=cadsoft+lbr

    Check out their site for user uploads.
    http://www.google.com/search?&q=cadsoft+uploaded

    Their newsgroups are another resource.
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group...-eagle-*-*-*+*-*-easy-to-use#e7f57070e7832410
     
  3. steamer

    steamer Guest

    --Thanks a bunch! Actually, as of last night I've had good luck
    with the paper-toner-ironing transfer technique. Hope to take a whack at
    etching later today (after I get the ventilation ducting set up; that
    shit's *toxic*!).
     
  4. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    fab some "sockets"...freeware or shareware
    I read from Google Groups.
    If you don't leave my name in your reply, I may never notice it.

    If you chop out all context (don't leave a little of the previous
    post),
    folks who use newsreaders will find that a pain.
    Here's the document on which the newsgroups concept is based:
    http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:...gh+at-*-top-*-*-message+do-not-*-*-*-original
    Scroll down to the highlighted portion first.)
     
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