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    Default Cardboard PCB!

    Tonight, I attempted to point to point wire a stanham driver on a peice of perfboard. I did find an error, but fixing it still didn't get the driver to work. So I did a bit of thinking, but couldn't get access to any PCB etching equipment, so I decided to go completely DIY! I printed out the overlays, glued them to a peice of cardboard, used a pin to poke the holes, and started assembling!

    An hour or 2 later, this is what I ended up with:





    I'm extremely impressed at how well this turned out, now all that remains is to see if the driver itself works

    Cheers,
    Dan

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    That's pretty cool, Dan.

    Never thought of that idea. Don't see why it shouldn't work.

    Cool.

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    Ha! that's mint Dan

    You would be a handy man to have around when your car breaks down in the middle of the desert

    Now if my world clock reads correctly you posted this at 2:46am......

    Go to bed Dan!!!

    You're a sick puppy!

    Oh hang on a second, it's nearly 1am here..... time flies when you're having fun hey?

    Like your work mate.

    Respect
    Kit

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    Hahah thanks

    Yep, off to bed now. Just tried it and dont seem to be getting any voltage from the output

    But, it's 3am, will try it again tomorrow when I can think straight

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    Thats really cool.

    Although reason to not function, im sure you allready checked this but if you havent it can be the, what looks to be some pink fluid, in sweden we call it "Fluss" to make the soldering go easyer.

    Think you allready have checked this, but on the picture it looks moistry and even like drips.

    Otherwise cool idea. perhaps not certifiable as cardboard is easy flamable if hotted. but.
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    Very resourceful A++
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    Cool idea! Plastic instead of cardboard would help the durability.

    Mike

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    The pink stuff around the connectors etc is super glue, just so they don't wobble as much

    The cardboard is actually quite durable. I was thinking about plastic, but couldn't find anything suitable.

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    Thumbs up

    It is all fun and games till that beast sets on fire somehow... Nice work though!
    Love, peace, and grease,

    allthat... aka: aaron@pangolin

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    Now that's creative! A fine piece of DIY

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