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    Default Home Etch Grinch file

    Yes, the Grinch is available for home etch. ;) I have made several of them.
    Attached is the .pdf of the trace transfer file. and a photo of the assembly. Note, there are a ton of jumper wires. If you are comfortable with 2 sided etching, then I have those files also.





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    Hi

    Thank's a lot, i'll go for the one side pcb, even its with more jumpers, but, a lot more easy to do, than the dubble side one, when you do it in the kitchen. Don't tell my wife :-).

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    I'm kinda new i can solder a board but I lack in lingo. The jumpers you are talking about are they from holes drilled through the board and soldered?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffiv
    I'm kinda new i can solder a board but I lack in lingo. The jumpers you are talking about are they from holes drilled through the board and soldered?
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    In the picture, the traces in red, is point to point wires (jumpers) and yes, the board gets drilled for the wires as it does the componnents.
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    Wayne I noticed your schematic does not have the LED, power in plug and jumper as in the coop board.

    http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com....php?pic_id=17

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmelvin
    Wayne I noticed your schematic does not have the LED, power in plug and jumper as in the coop board.

    http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com....php?pic_id=17
    That version was one of the first ones I did so they could be made for testing, and is the easiest to home etch. I bring power in on the RJ45. The power led is an option I didn't use at the time. Jumper?

    But...

    If you would like the high end version....



    the prototype without the power connector.

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    Wayne, I would like the double sided file. I have done Dbl sided boards a few times. Though tricky to line up, it makes for a nicer looking board.

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    Here is the files for the traces and parts for the double sided Grinch in the above post. There are a bunch of 'vias' on this board. If you plan to etch one, study it closley. I put quite a few of them under the IC sockets, so they are not visible when completed.

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    The double side grinch, works GREAT. Nice job Wayne.


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    Default Re: Home Etch Grinch file

    Hi there, this is my first post here so please let me ramble for a moment.

    I downloaded the file: grinch1b_156.pdf a while back and finally made the PCB, using Press-n-Peel,
    I have all the parts (but it seems for a "newer version", and I am using the Allegro A6279EAT,
    (Big thanks to the folks who suggested I ask for free samples!! And defiantly BIG thanks for all the info here and files!!!).

    I found the "how to" for v10 but not the version I am using.

    Here is the big question: where are the assembly instructions/steps for "this" file: grinch1b_156.pdf?
    I'm just the type of person who needs the full instruction set so...
    Please help.

    In closing this is some of the coolest stuff I have ever found on the web!
    Thanks to everyone, I love reading up on this subject and have jumped in
    (though maybe a bit too far as I can't even figure out the easy board).


    P.S. an FYI, the link on the "Start here if new to the grinch" page does not work any more.

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