Electronics Barn closing

From: Ethan Dicks <dickset_at_amanda.spole.gov>
Date: Tue Aug 3 18:18:31 2004

On Tue, Aug 03, 2004 at 09:38:30AM -0700, Loboyko Steve wrote:
> This is not really a problem with surface mount. I
> thought this would be impossible too - then I built,
> as my first SMT project, a Nixie tube watch - with
> "over 45" eyeballs that never worked perfectly.
> http://juliepalooza.8m.com/sl/nixwatch.htm

I've been wanting to make one of those for a while... if I
found the tubes at a reasonable price, I'd probably do it.

OTOH, since I've made several "binary" clocks (BCD, really),
I've always wanted to design a "binary" wristwatch. I got
a start on laying out the LEDs with EagleCAD, but then someone
stole my laptop. :-(
> I am concerned that all the TTL in the surplus market
> now is all that there is-I can't beleive that anyone
> is making any more. Wire-wrap sockets and quality
> punched boards are getting very expensive.

Fortunately, I have a quantity of sockets... what I usually have
to go out and buy/find is the perfboard.


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