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

Jay Schwichtenberg jschwich53 at comcast.net
Tue Jul 28 19:46:39 CEST 2020


Must of missed those when they came out. Have done a lot of wirewrap, 
some slit'n'wrap and tried the thin wire you wrapped around pins and 
soldered. Thought I've seen it all since I've been around since terminal 
strips and tubes.

Maybe strip board might work for you. Some people like it and some hate 
it. I like it.

Good luck on the search.
Jay S

On 7/27/2020 3:41 PM, Kenny Balys 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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