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From: Joe Legris
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Subject: Re: Max232 and 8051 drivin' me crazy
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Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 00:30:45 -0500
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Nico Coesel wrote:
> Joe Legris wrote:
>>Michael Culley wrote:
>>>>Just a hint though (don't feel offended); it's much easier to have the
>>>>wires run at the bottom of the board.
>>>No offence is taken, I'm grateful for any suggestions. The first time I
>>>wired it up I made the wires too short and couldn't get the eprom out. :-)
>>Normally the wires are routed AROUND the IC's, not over them. Don't put
>>wires on the bottom unless there is a good reason to do so - it makes
>>soldering very difficult. That's why there are holes in the board.
> I don't agree here. If you have a full board, you're better of with
> the wires at the soldering side. If you don't have room to solder
> anymore, the wire you're using is too thick :-) Been there, done that.
> Where I work we use wire intended for winding transformers/inductors
> ('monkey's hair') isolated with a low-melting temperature isolator to
> make prototypes. This also reduces the time necessary for stripping
> the wire. The isolation 'dissapears' when the joint is soldered.
That's a good idea, but for a circuit that dense I'd go straight to a
PCB in any case.
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