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I have started to get back into building my Champ clone (circuit is from K. O'Conner's book)

Anyone have any idea as to the size of the circuit board needed for a Champ clone? (using eyelet construction)

The layout diagram in the book is not to scale and does not give dimensions for the board. I could populate a piece of cardboard to determine the size, but thought someone here might know from experience.

I'm thinking of leaving 1/2 inch between eyelets, does that seem like a reasonable amount of space? (again...can't find specific suggestions for the spacing of eyelets in the book)

Thanks for your help.

Dave
 

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I have started to get back into building my Champ clone (circuit is from K. O'Conner's book)

Anyone have any idea as to the size of the circuit board needed for a Champ clone? (using eyelet construction)

The layout diagram in the book is not to scale and does not give dimensions for the board. I could populate a piece of cardboard to determine the size, but thought someone here might know from experience.

I'm thinking of leaving 1/2 inch between eyelets, does that seem like a reasonable amount of space? (again...can't find specific suggestions for the spacing of eyelets in the book)

Thanks for your help.

Dave

Go here:

http://members.shaw.ca/house-of-jim/

and give the man $15.

At that price, it's just not worth rollin' your own!:smile:
 

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Go here:

http://members.shaw.ca/house-of-jim/

and give the man $15.

At that price, it's just not worth rollin' your own!:smile:

Jim does nice work for sure (that's another $5 you owe me Jim), but rolling your own can be fun and a good learning experience.

For anyone looking for eyelets, go to a Micheal's craft store and get the nickle-plated brass eyelets that people use for scrapbooking. They work great and are alot cheaper than buying "actual" eyelets.
 

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Thanks for all the help...very much appreciated.

I bought the eyelets a while ago at a local supplier http://www.spaenaur.com
as they are just down the street from me. But thanks for the info about scrapbooking eyelets. Good to know.
A friend lent me an eyelet tool. One problem solved.

I will be rollin' my own board as I'm a stubborn old fool.

The biggest concern is that the layout in Kevin O'Conner's book is really hard to follow. Nothing like Jim's diagrams !!
WOW ...clear or what...and in colour.

Any information to help with a first build is greatly appreciated.

Thanks again

Dave
 
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