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Because I never etched before myself and don't have the tools/the chemicals required I modeled pans in eagle after yours :) I uploaded it to github and hope I can help out others struggling with etching, with my uploadhttps://github.com/frod0r/NixieBoardNote: I noticed, that your schematics/BOM don't show D5 but when comparing the plans with to ones of your other nixie project I understood, that you have replaced D4&D5 with D4 and also used the plans withouth D5. I only wanted to add this, because I saw an earlier comment asking this :)
Thank you :)yeah I think your're right and I can't order there ^^Unfortunately local firms here in Germany which could maybe etch the pcb for me have huge price tags even with the right files (like 40€per pcb if you order 3)So I rather spend a little more time, translating the picture to eagle and order somewhere cheap :DI am now finished with the first part and hope that goes a little faster. It is really not hard on itself but finding the right parts out of the huge eagle-libraray and double checking slows down the process.When I'm done I will post a google Drive (or similar) link :)
Oh no there was a library?? I feel so stupid for measuring my nixies for hours to create a exact digital copy of them in diptrace while I just could have used a library in eagle haha :DI see you have also created your own shield, but do you also happen to have the schematics of the main board? My problem at the moment is that I do not own the equipment to etch the board myself so I want so order it somewhere online, but this is rather difficult when i don't have the according gerber files
If anyone is interested in the in 12 Shield I created here are the dip trace files for it https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_wVYOR0PIANRdc7AU24p4p9sU7-LbgBq
Could you please tell me the name of the company^^ because if i can just order the pcbs with Andrea's pdfs I would be more than happy to do so :DAbout the designing: What exactly do you mean by import the pdf? what I would have done would have been to recreate the schematics part for part and connection for connection and then placing and routing them on the board. I don't know where the pdf would come into action, but if there is a possiility to use it to ease the process of recreating the schematics/the board please let me know :)
Yes, that would be great! I plan to use IN-12 tubes and already designed a shield for them. If you could send the brd file, I can combine your mainboard with my shield and finally continue the project.
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