Is there a source for veroboard in the U.S.?

From: Iggy Drougge <>
Date: Sat Oct 6 00:10:44 2001

Louis Schulman skrev:

>On Sat, 6 Oct 2001 00:58:09 +0100 (BST), Tony Duell wrote:
>#Veroboard is (used to be?) a trade name used by BICC-Vero. The generic
>#name for what you are looking for is 'Stripboard'
>#It must be available in the States. I thought the common brand for
>#prototyping boards over there was 'Vector'. Surely they must do something

>Indeed, Vector still makes "Vectorbords". They also make boards with various
>bus edge connectors called "Plugbords". The problem with these things is
>that they are very expensive, imho. For example, a prototyping board for
>the XT bus with edge connectors and nothing more is about $25.

>This raises a question I have had for some time. What DO people use to make
>prototype boards with edge connectors as an alternative to Plugbords? I ran
>into this very problem recently in trying to create a prototype ROM Pac for
>the Exidy Sorcerer. Other than buying Plugbords or etching a PCB, the only
>solution I saw was cutting up an old card and gluing the edge connectors to
>a prototype board. Other suggestions?

If the traces are of the right pitch, you may just cut away any superfluous
traces from a veroboard. The common pitch is 2,5 mm, I think, but in some
cases, that won't work, like in the Atari ST cartridge port, which has a 2,0
mm pitch. In that case, etching seems to be the only alternative.

In the case of home-brew cartridges for game consoles, going at an existing
cartridge with an iron is the prevailing method.

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