Producing PCB's from old padmaster films?
Curt @ Atari Museum
curt at atarimuseum.com
Wed Feb 15 16:35:26 CST 2006
Someone just contacts me off-list with a place that may help, here is
one set I'm looking to reproduce:
Brad Parker wrote:
> "Curt @ Atari Museum" wrote:
>> Anyone know of any PCB firms that still do PCB production based on
>> original Film art? I have most of the films for what was and wasn't
>> produced by Atari, there are no digital files (heck some of these very
>> early films, like the original Pong console are done with adhesive tape
>> onto a clear plastic film for crying out loud!) So I am looking for a
>> place that can still work with this old style way of making PCB's, anyone?
> I doubt you'll find anyone because they all "palletize" using gerber
> files. But I might be wrong.
> I wonder if you could not scan the film and then (waves arms and thinks
> of AI, chicken feathers and blind luck) somehow extract a gerber out of
> Actually, spending a minute in google, it seems that this is a common
> service done my cad conversion houses.
> Seems like feature extraction in such a limited domain might actually be
> pretty good - i.e. you could do it mostly in software.
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