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

Kenny Balys kenny at beatkamp.com
Tue Jul 28 00:41:03 CEST 2020

Sure, here is a Scotchflex prototype.

Typically, when one was trying to build something that was going
to be alpha'd forever, then the 3M press strips would be soldered
directly to sockets on the bottom of the perf board. The wire
is the exact same stuff used for wire wrapping. Dabs of epoxy
would be used to bundle everything together.

Its very handy.

In the case of microprocessor designs, all of the boring, normal
and necessary stuff like the ROM/RAM/decode logic/clock/UART/Interrupt
Controller/VIA, etc. had to be banged off fast. This is where the
Scotchflex is amazing.

A prototype would be worked until it was perfect.

Of course, its not possible to do a commercial release based on this
stuff. A wire wrapped board, on the other hand, is fully releasable.

I am still coming to terms with this era being over as of yesterday.
Similarly, I always thought it was fancy to one's own circuit
boards printed and now I am going to do just that.

I somehow missed the news.

On 27.07.20 22:28 , Jay Schwichtenberg wrote:
> All I get when I try to google this is packing tape and presses for 0.1" ribbon
> connectors.
> Could you give a picture, data sheet or URL on what you're talking about?
> Thanks
> Jay S.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: scotchflex_bottom.JPG
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 73190 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://synth-diy.org/pipermail/synth-diy/attachments/20200727/5ba9cd01/attachment.jpe>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: scotchflex_top.JPG
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 51643 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://synth-diy.org/pipermail/synth-diy/attachments/20200727/5ba9cd01/attachment-0001.jpe>

More information about the Synth-diy mailing list