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

John P Shea info at extrinia.com
Tue Jul 28 23:21:40 CEST 2020

Aka veroboard.


On Wed, 29 Jul 2020 at 7:06 am, Jay Schwichtenberg <jschwich53 at comcast.net>

> It's a PCB with holes on a 0.1" grid and copper strips on the bottom.
> You do a layout sort of like a PCB cutting the strips where it is
> needed. There are a number of ways to cut the strips. There is a tool
> made for it, I use a 3/32" drill bit in a pin vise or X-acto knife.
> You can do a search online for it. I use this software for layout, it's
> pretty basic but it works.
> http://diy-fever.com/software/diylc/
> I would recommend buying good FR4 boards. There are a lot of cheap ones
> out there made with phenolic or what they call bakelite with poor drill
> registration. I buy BusBoard ST2 and ST3.
> Jay S.
> On 7/28/2020 10:50 AM, Kenny Balys wrote:
> >
> > What is strip board? That does sound like something I would like.
> >
> > The 3M scotchflex socket system was eye wateringly expensive.
> > It made a lot of sense when prototyping digital bus based systems.
> >
> > I made a lot of Eurorack size cards for GESBUS/Half VME, etc. that
> > would be alpha trialed before an actual PCB was made.
> >
> > The comments here so far show that most of the reasons for its existence
> > are now gone.
> >
> > Now, about this strip board, is that a wire wrap thing? Or is it "push to
> > clip & contact" like the 3M stuff?
> >
> >
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