BC11A paddle boards

Pete Lancashire pete at petelancashire.com
Tue Jan 26 17:26:55 CST 2016

My memories of a bloody back of hands are coming back.

We did the same with grant cards. Made a bacth of longer ones, and then
updated again by going three wide, the 3rd just for stability.

Remember the DEC FE seeing them one day, made him very happy by giving him
a few of them.


On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 2:46 PM, Guy Sotomayor <ggs at shiresoft.com> wrote:

> I just received the first of the BC11A paddle boards (so that I can now
> create my own BC11A cables).  I made two variants of the boards.  One where
> the cables come out the “top” and another where the cables come out the
> “side” (so you don’t have to “fold” the cable in a number of different
> applications such as RK05s).
> The ones that arrived today are the S or “side” variation (as opposed to
> the T or “top” variation).  I immediately noticed (why I didn’t see this
> when I was reviewing the board layout previously I’ll never know) is that
> one of the cable connectors is too close to the edge.  It wouldn’t be a
> problem except that I chose to use connectors that have cable retention
> latches.  The latches protrude from the board edge by ~0.02”.  So once I
> verify that these work, I’ll move the one connector inward ~0.5”.  I have
> plenty of space, I just don’t know why I put the connector that close to
> the edge.  *sigh*.  For these boards, I’ll probably just file the latch
> down a bit to get the appropriate clearance.
> BTW, trying to get the connectors onto the board (I haven’t soldered them
> in yet) was tight.  That’s the problem with trying to get 60 pins to all
> line up correctly.  But they fit and are *snug*.  I probably won’t go and
> do any testing until I get the other boards in so it may be a couple more
> weeks (the boards weren’t supposed to *ship* before 2/8).
> For those who’d like to know, I probably will not be making a production
> run of these boards unless I get a *lot* of interest (100 boards or so).
> If you want some, let me know and if I get enough interest, I’ll do a
> production run.
> TTFN - Guy

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