[vcf-midatlantic] GW-DEC-1: A New DEC Prototyping Board

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Thu Aug 15 10:35:23 EDT 2019

well, my 2 cents. I really love the kinds of protoboards that have power rails running either on the outside or under rows of chips. And I really love having 3 (or more) pads per connection. Like these. Probably much harder to create, but I never liked doing prototyping using 1-hole pads. 3 or 4 hold pads make building circuits so much easier, IMHO.

Some examples:



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Subject: [vcf-midatlantic] GW-DEC-1: A New DEC Prototyping Board

Connor Krukosky and I have been working on laying out a new quad-height DEC
protoboard, which can also be sheared down into a dual-height board. Full
announce on the VC Forums:


These should be available within a month or so. I'll be putting up a
preorder soon to gauge interest in the production run, which as usual will
have hard gold plating on the edge connectors. I haven't gotten a quote for
the cost, but I expect them to be $30-40 each for production boards.
They'll be available at VCF Midwest as well as online!


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