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Wire wrap layout software

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Alan Strassberg, Oct 20, 2004.

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  1. Looking for software (Win) to do wirewrap layouts for hobbyist
    projects. I've Googled to no avail.

  2. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Guest

    Just place the sockets and go for it! I use boards with power planes to
    make distribution easy
    then there are some tiny brackets that fit over the WW post and touch the
    power planes, these
    are soldered into place but are not necessary. Next, I install the bypass
    caps and solder them
    into place. Any non DIP parts are soldered onto a header so that they may
    be wrapped and
    finally, the logic part of the circuit can be wrapped. It is helpful to
    highlight your schematic
    when you place a connection so as to eliminate confusion.
  3. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    And using different colors can help immensely in debugging/repairs.

  4. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    Looking for software (Win) to do wirewrap layouts for hobbyist projects.
    The author of the Open-Source app "PCB" said this in a related thread:

    BTW, anything that creates a netlist gets you 90% of the way there.
    The scratching-them-off-as-you-go tip is critical.

    The proper daisy-chain technique can make life easier.

    Having said all that, after the project gets past a couple dozen
    it's easier to lay out and etch a PCB. Maybe before that. Honest.$
  5. CBarn24050

    CBarn24050 Guest

    Subject: Re: Wire wrap layout software
    I used to just do it stright from the paper drawing, just mark with a pencil as
    you go.

    In theory maybe, I never bothered and never had any problem.
    No way! if your only making a 1 off the bigger the project the more time you
    save wire wrapping.
  6. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    Looking for software (Win) to do wirewrap layouts for hobbyist projects.
    I made 2 assumptions:
    1) You made a printable schematic before starting assembly.
    Now that you have a circuit diagram in your CAD app,
    it's duck soup to click the Layout Editor icon and create a PCB layout.
    2) You made 1 mistake somewhere in the process.
    Finding a fault on a printed assembly is orders of magnitude easier
    than on a wrapped assembly.
  7. CBarn24050

    CBarn24050 Guest

    From: (JeffM)
    Ok lets take point 1 first, a click on the mouse will not produce you a pcb. It
    may also take you a long time to get a routed layout if you have a complex
    design. Point 2, fault finding is the same process either way, you can fix a
    fault on a wire wrap but you can only bodge a pcb fault. I allways check the
    connections with a meter before pluging in the chips as it doesn't take very
    long. If you made a mistake in the scematic then you could have a real problem
    fixing it if you have made a pcb.
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