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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkey View Post
    P.S. an FYI, the link on the "Start here if new to the grinch" page does not work any more.
    I believe that link pointed to this info on the old forums but the new link is this:
    http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com...read.php?t=126

    This info should be able to get you on your way.
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    Hey thanks for such a fast reply.
    This link takes one to the newer version of the Grinch, it has the 'v10' in the
    file name (grinch_controller_construction_notes_v10_490.pdf ) where the pdf
    print I downloaded does not. The first part of that link talks about a first board:
    "This was the first board made and using the GRINCH V1.0 PCB." and this what
    I think I have.

    Are there any assembly instructions (or a hi-def pic.) for this older version?

    Thanks a million again for helping!

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    I was unaware that the photo had dissapeared. Here is a new one. As for assembly, the 'red' traces are 'point to point' wires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkey View Post
    This link takes one to the newer version of the Grinch, it has the 'v10' in the
    file name (grinch_controller_construction_notes_v10_490.pdf ) where the pdf
    print I downloaded does not. The first part of that link talks about a first board:
    "This was the first board made and using the GRINCH V1.0 PCB." and this what
    I think I have.

    Are there any assembly instructions (or a hi-def pic.) for this older version?

    Thanks a million again for helping!
    Version 1.0 is the only version out there (I believe). The filename for the pdf probably couldn't support a . in the filename so you see V10 instead of V1.0

    Check out the wiki pages for more info:

    http://doityourselfchristmas.com/wik...NCH_Controller

    and

    http://doityourselfchristmas.com/wik...y_Instructions
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    Wayne...

    Do you have that Home-Etch Grinch file available in ExpressPCB format? If so, may I have a copy?

    Thanks,
    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy View Post
    Wayne...

    Do you have that Home-Etch Grinch file available in ExpressPCB format? If so, may I have a copy?

    Thanks,
    Tom
    You may....
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    Hello again,
    I looked at the links:
    http://doityourselfchristmas.com/wik...NCH_Controller
    and
    http://doityourselfchristmas.com/wik...y_Instructions

    both appear to be different than the grinch1b_156.pdf
    file I have, which is a one sided board.

    The picture uploaded by Wayne J (Moderator) on this page
    is what my pdf file looks like [with the angled green lines on
    the Right side of the pic.]

    So are there a, slot-a to tab-b, set of instructions for this
    version? I notice no power or LED indicators for it and
    by holes alone I'm not sure how to put it together.

    Sorry to be a bother but I got a good etch on my board and
    hate to waste my work. Also I'm not sure I could do a two
    sided board, I made enough mistakes doing just the first
    one. If I went with the newer version it would not be a
    "home etch" I would need to find someone who makes the
    board, in the U.S., and buy it.

    Thank you so much for all of your help and input.

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    Sparky, there is no step by step instructions for the home etch version, but it is nearly identical to the board in the wiki. It uses the same parts ( minus the LED & resistor, the power connector, and two pin header) Have you ordered any parts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkey View Post
    Sorry to be a bother but I got a good etch on my board and
    hate to waste my work. Also I'm not sure I could do a two
    sided board, I made enough mistakes doing just the first
    one. If I went with the newer version it would not be a
    "home etch" I would need to find someone who makes the
    board, in the U.S., and buy it.

    Thank you so much for all of your help and input.

    Sparky, Wjohn carries the Grinch board in stock (as well as ssr boards, REN16's etc), yes he is in Australia, but has been selling boards in the USA to members of the forum for 12 months or more.
    Send him a pm, he will be able to help you out if you want.

    Kev
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    Running Acer P4 3.0 GHz and 1.00GB Ram Win XP

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    Default Re: Home Etch Grinch file

    First:
    You folks are just great at helping out!
    I'm new to all this and TRUELY appreciate it.

    As to parts...
    I currently have all the parts for the NEW version of Grinch and
    enough parts to build 8 of the mini SSR power controllers from
    the how to here:
    http://computerchristmas.com/christm..._in_the_How_To
    to go with it.

    I did not catch the differences untill I etched the board and was
    ready to start putting things together.

    In the interm I have been getting to know VIXEN: an "A-W-S-0-M-E" program.
    I've been having a lot of fun learing that while hatching my Christmas plans....

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