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Offline dannyboy1121Topic starter

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PCB Question
« on: May 21, 2010, 02:43:37 AM »
Hello folks,

I purchased the following PCB for my $50 bot:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102845#

Now, I'm entirely new to electronics so apologies if I ask the obvious - but the copper print on this board spans multiple holes in some areas. Does this mean that those holes (and anything I solder in to them) is automatically connected? If so I guess I'll have to shuffle the board components round to see if I can get a match with the tutorial that suits the board?

Silly question I know - but i have to start somewhere :)

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Re: PCB Question
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 03:58:46 AM »
Yup you are correct. For something like the $50 robot one of those PCBs may actually be easier because you won't have to go crazy connecting a bunch of pins  :)

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Re: PCB Question
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 04:06:01 AM »
I often use PCB's like that for prototyping, it reduces the need of wires to connect things.

You can usually scrape the copper off with a hobby knife (handheld tungsten carbide tipped tile scorers are great for scraping the copper) where you dont want it connected

Offline dannyboy1121Topic starter

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Re: PCB Question
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010, 04:27:06 AM »
Thanks guys. Much appreciated.

 


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