[sdiy] where to get 3M Scotchflex sockets and strips?

Kenny Balys kenny at beatkamp.com
Mon Jul 27 23:47:46 CEST 2020

Ah, ok so thats what happened. PCB's became cheap :)

I still prefer the immediacy of wiring an 8 bit buss in
a few minutes but that option is now gone it seems.
It was awesome and I somehow had enough of it to last
until now.

Will check out the pcbshopper thing. Thats a good tip. Thank you.

On 27.07.20 21:32 , Neil Johnson wrote:
> Hi,
> Kenny Balys wrote:
>> Serious question though: How are people prototyping digital
>> circuits? My prototypes usually go into service and I never
>> bother making anything else; this means the method I use
>> has to be fast and solid.
>> Is there some other system that replaced the 3M one?
> The cost of having PCBs made has dropped significantly over the last
> 20 years or so.  Back when those 3M parts made sense the cost of
> having a double sided through-hole PCB made were high enough that not
> many folks could splash the cash on having multiple PCB spins for
> low-volume circuits.  Nowadays you can get a double-sided board
> manufactured for less than the parts cost in building a prototype.
> Here's a fun site to play games on: https://pcbshopper.com/
> For example, 100mm x 80mm double-sided board, cheapest options,
> shipped to the USA.  JLCPCB will send you 5 of those boards in 6 days
> for $19.  So what if you have to respin it, save yourself a couple of
> Starbucks "coffees" and respin it.
> Neil

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