Wave Bubble Breadboard or Strip board

by tadongdropbox on Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:17 am

Has anyone done this project on a breadboard or strip board using through hole components?
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Re: Wave Bubble Breadboard or Strip board

by lightningserpent on Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:36 am

The sheer number and type of components would be a tremendous obstacle to overcome. this project would be huge as a through hole. Finding comparable through-hole parts would also be a lot of work. here is a link to the wiki parts list for RC1a:
http://ladyada.net/wiki/wavebubble/partslists
This gives you an idea of what would need replaced but a cursory glance at the errata page and a stroll through the forum is also in order.
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Re: Wave Bubble Breadboard or Strip board

by tadongdropbox on Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:43 am

Thanks. Yup, I saw the list for both the original as well as 2010 updated versions.

My mentor, who got me into amateur radio and electronics, doesn't have the nerves of steel as he did a decade ago, so has difficulty soldering SMT components even with macrosope. I'd like to help him on his way with a strip board version using through hole components. Just need to get a through hole version of the BOM.
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Re: 2010 Wave Bubble on Breadboard or Strip board

by tadongdropbox on Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:19 am

Thanks to Michael, the first through hole component is in the BOM: the Atmega 328P in DIP package.
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Re: Wave Bubble Breadboard or Strip board

by TheFallen on Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:50 pm

You won't find the power supplies or the frequency generation parts in through hole. Actually it's not particularly easy to find them (the VCOs and LMX2433) in SMD.
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Re: Wave Bubble Breadboard or Strip board

by losthorizonmba on Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:09 am

Yup, am beginning to see that. The passive components are easy to procure. Guess I'll have to use SMT to DIP adapters.
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Re: Wave Bubble Breadboard or Strip board

by losthorizonmba on Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:53 am

I was able to get the VCOs from mini circuits. Is the LMX2433TM/NOPB-ND from digi key the one required?
http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/e ... -ND/567747
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Through hole substitute for LM2731Y

by tadongdropbox on Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:31 am

Can anyone suggest a through hole substitute for the PMIC - Voltage Regulators - DC DC Switching Regulators
http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/e ... -ND/565263
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IC12 substitute

by tadongdropbox on Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:41 am

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Re: Wave Bubble Breadboard or Strip board

by INSEAD on Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:51 pm

How's the project coming along? Do you have to use SMT to DIP adapters? What's the size of the veroboard?
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Arrival of Board and RF components from minicircuits

by losthorizonmba on Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:41 pm

Hi guys and gals,
So I'm starting the Veroboard/Stripboard project.... Have received the major RF components from Mini-Circuits --- duplicates of the ROS-1300 and ROS-2700-1819 and ten GALI-84. I'm building BOTH the PCB and Veroboard versions. Based on my colleague's back of napkin calculations, the continuous ground plane of the 11.5"x19.5" board should increase range by 45-70%.
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Hakko FX-888 Soldering Tip

by losthorizonmba on Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:45 pm

Anyone know what's the ideal selection of tips to get for the Hakko FX-888? Thanks
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Dimension Comparison between VB/SB and PCB

by losthorizonmba on Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:00 pm

Just a heads up on the comparison of 2D-dimensions between old-school veroboard/stripboard versus aqisnotliqui's PCB. (BTW, three of my PhD students have validated aqisnotliqui's PCB as correct). Votes on which one will have greater range using same antennas?
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