The Circuit Boards are Inby Jim

Tue
17 Mar 2009
8:03 am
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So Jon and I are working on a new sculpture project and this time we’re doing things a little differently. I decided to use an online milling house to create the boards rather than using prototype board. This means lots more work planning and preparing, but a much more compact (and hopefully better) design. Here are some pictures of the boards I had milled for Elrae:

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And here is the board for the power plug:

Elrae Power Plug

As you can see from the pictures, some of those traces are tiny.  I’ll be soldering all of this by hand, so wish me luck.  I’ve never printed my own circuit board, so this was a very fun project and I’m really excited to see how it turns out.

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  1. Kenn North
    9:59 AM on March 17th, 2009

    I’m confused, what is the project about?

  2. Jim
    12:21 PM on March 17th, 2009

    So Jon and I have been collaborating on some of his art projects lately. The most recent completed project is called Aryah, and she’s got some circuitry inside. Here is a link: http://jonmaque.blogspot.com/2008/06/aryah-finished.html

    I had a board inside and there are wires running underneath the clay and LEDs in her hands. The LEDs slowly pulse different colors. I did all the work on a prototype board using wire-wrap and a little solder. Overall, it looked pretty messy inside. The newest sculpture is going to be even more complicated, so I wanted to use a more sophisticated procedure. Using software allows me to plan things out a little better before actually building the circuit. I’ll post pictures as things progress so you can see how it all works.

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