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

Doug Jackson doug at doughq.com
Tue Jul 28 01:58:38 CEST 2020

That is a beautiful prototype system.

Just as an aside, it looks like your prototypes suffer from the same issue
mine do - they lose their 1488 and 1489 chips to the sands of time as other
projects need them.   :-)

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On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 8:41 AM Kenny Balys <kenny at beatkamp.com> wrote:

> 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.
> >
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