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IceTube PCB question
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IceTube PCB question

by johngineer on Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:27 am

Looking at the photo of the Ice Tube PCB, there appears to be a blind rout to assist the customer in cutting the board into the two final pieces. How did you convey this information to the fab house? I looked at the PCB in eagle, but there's nothing special to signify a "blind rout" there, at least not that I could see.

I'm calling it a blind rout because I'm not sure what else to call it. In woodworking, a "blind rout" (or sometimes "half-blind rout") is a router cut that doesn't go through both sides, i.e. a slot for shelves, etc.

Anyway, I'd like to know how you did this, because I am working on a project that would require something similar.

Thanks!
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Re: IceTube PCB question

by adafruit on Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:22 pm

actually its not anything special. theres a little groove where there's no soldermask.
but you can specify scoring. email them when you place the order and/or draw a line on the 'dimension' layer

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Re: IceTube PCB question

by johngineer on Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:24 pm

thanks!
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