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Old 03-05-2010, 02:38 PM   #3079 (permalink)
dave koller
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Originally Posted by MPaulHolmes View Post
ya, the freeware won't work for me in the long run, but I really am going to hawk my car or something (actually just be broke for a couple months) and buy the pcb layout editor and schematic editor for $1000. Ouch. It will take a little time, but then, hurray! Professional!
LOL Eagle would do fine for the "PRO"..

Gone are the days of wire-wrap.

Laying out boards - by hand - with exact-o knife and rolls of black paper tape in various tape widths.

Squinting at the light table - haha auto routing - yep, you WERE the auto router!

little pads and IC layouts - stuck on by hand... Netlists?????

Did some 14" X 14" controls yep with TTL then CMOS - 30-40 chips on the board - traces between pins -- "pro" days were much different then...
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