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steamer

Jan 1, 1970
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--At the moment I'm trying to fab some "sockets" out of copper
plated PC board. Dimensions are decidedly non-standard (Russian Nixies).
I've got drilling the holes down pat with a funky cnc rotary table and a
manual milling machine, but what I'd like to do next is to lay on a mask
and etch away the unneeded copper. Paths would radiate from the socket pin
holes, then bend to route to one side of the board. Can someone recommend
software, preferably freeware or shareware that a simpleton like me can
learn quickly, to do this sort of thing?
--TIA,
 
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JeffM

Jan 1, 1970
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I'm trying to fab some "sockets" out of copper plated PC board.
Can someone recommend software, preferably freeware or shareware
"Steamboat Ed" Haas (steamer)

Cadsoft's EAGLE has a library Editor that does this cleanly.
You could also do it by just building a board with pads & traces.
http://groups-beta.google.com/group...mm-*-100mm+Hobbyist-Demoware#01ddbd021683a11e

Someone may have already built a library for this.
http://www.google.com/search?&q=cadsoft+lbr

Check out their site for user uploads.
http://www.google.com/search?&q=cadsoft+uploaded

Their newsgroups are another resource.
http://groups-beta.google.com/group...-eagle-*-*-*+*-*-easy-to-use#e7f57070e7832410
 
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steamer

Jan 1, 1970
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--Thanks a bunch! Actually, as of last night I've had good luck
with the paper-toner-ironing transfer technique. Hope to take a whack at
etching later today (after I get the ventilation ducting set up; that
shit's *toxic*!).
 
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JeffM

Jan 1, 1970
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fab some "sockets"...freeware or shareware
Thanks a bunch!
"Steamboat Ed" Haas (steamer)

I read from Google Groups.
If you don't leave my name in your reply, I may never notice it.

If you chop out all context (don't leave a little of the previous
post),
folks who use newsreaders will find that a pain.
Here's the document on which the newsgroups concept is based:
http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:...gh+at-*-top-*-*-message+do-not-*-*-*-original
Scroll down to the highlighted portion first.)
 
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