View Full Version : Don't think you can do it?
04-19-2008, 12:11 AM
Most of the words you guys talk about go right over my head. So I started simple. I understood SSR's The principle, the parts, what they do. I thought I would buy some boards and build some SSR's. Alas, Wjohn is outback doing a walkabout. Now I'm sure when he's back I can get some SSR oz boards. But in the mean time I read and read and read. I orded 47 blank copper clad sheets from e-bay, downloaded two or the PDF's of boards, bought some chemicals, etched some boards, found a really nice one, drilled some holes and installed all the parts the Mouser sent me from the BOM and walla, I have my first DIY SSR. FROM SCRATCH. Now I didn't design it and I'm not going to. You guys keep doing it and I'll just follow along like paint by the numbers. If your new, (and I don't use the term newbie) your only new until you post one time, solder one wire, make one LED blink. I like rookie. Cause most of the people on this board are still in their Rookie year. So if your reading along on this stuff and dreaming, jump in. If I can build one of these little things anybody can.
04-19-2008, 12:19 AM
Wow, I too am a "rookie" and I am totally impressed.
04-19-2008, 12:34 AM
Very nice! Now, you will never be without a pcb that is needed. Glad to see a new member to the etching club! :)
04-19-2008, 01:21 AM
etching(read drilling) your own boards is alot of fun. almost too much fun. hours and hours and hours and hours of fun. :)
but i too pained through it. i'm much smarter now. it gives you lots of time to think about the next steps.
04-19-2008, 08:30 AM
16,400,000 lights on 64,000 channels with 1,000 REN 64's powered by 12 IBM AS400's and one nuclear power plant.
Just think ... a "FEW" more of those scratch built/etched PCBs and you'll be done , before ya know it ... LOL :)
VERY nice work .
And THATs what makes this forum so GREAT ! DIY !
( not to mention all the help that is here when needed )
04-19-2008, 08:57 AM
So, are you going to post the plans for the nuclear power plant?
04-19-2008, 09:30 AM
Now, only 15,999 more to go to reach your goal!
04-19-2008, 08:37 PM
Good Job Jeff!!!
04-19-2008, 09:16 PM
04-21-2008, 11:48 AM
Looks good. Getting ready to assemble my REN24's as soon as I get the parts! :)
04-23-2008, 10:41 PM
I'm not a rookie... or a newbie... or an apprentice... and I'm really impressed, and just a little jealous too. Etching is something I've always wanted to do, but can never find the time. I fill my plate, and never with the one thing I want to try the most. Congratulations! My hat's off to ya!:wink:
Congratulations on a very impressive job. Well Done.
04-24-2008, 10:35 PM
Welcome to the club...
...oh, nice work.
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