Tag Archives: layout

PCB Arrival from Quick-Teck

The Printed Circuit Board (PCB) has arrived from Quick-Teck, much quicker than I had anticipated and looking great.  QT have done a fine job, the board looks perfect. It is twice the normal weight copper, 2Oz as opposed to 1Oz.  It … Continue reading

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Amp Cabinet and Component Position / Layout.

Whilst I am waiting for the PCBs to be delivered I am designing the layout of the amplifier cabinet / enclosure using Inkscape, a free and open source piece of software for vector drawings. Here is the layout: And here … Continue reading

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PCB Ready for Production?

The layout of the PCB using Kicad is now done and I’ve passed the files over to Quick-teck for checking over. These guys are based in the UK and have an instant, online manufacturing quote widget so you can see … Continue reading

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White Lines to Green Lines

Slowly but surely I am converting all the white lines into green lines. White lines show where things need to be connected to each other, green lines show where they will be physically routed to make that connection. Much more … Continue reading

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PCB Layout and Design using KiCad

The layout of the PCB is progressing well. I spent a few days getting the hardware (as in the old physical sense, not the new computer speak) right which gave me the size of the PCB. I now have a … Continue reading

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Amp Cabinet Front Layout

I am working on laying out where things go on the front of the amplifier cabinet. What font to use for the legends, where they go, what wording is used. The position of many of the control knobs is set … Continue reading

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To PCB or not to PCB – that is the question (now answered)

Again the board has ‘blown up’. All worked well a couple of days ago but I was working on one channel yesterday and noticed smoke coming from the other! I can’t see what has gone wrong but obviously something has … Continue reading

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