Are PCBs Bad?

 

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I'm not talking about this type of PCB but rather Printed Circuit boards.

With the flexibility of the PSoC 4 I deliberately delayed laying out a PCB for my project until now.

 

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I milled out my PCB from my PCB CAD files. The milling process includes track engraving hold drilling and board outline milling.

 

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Rather than use full copper removal and wear out milling bits I manually weeded out the parts of the board that were not required to prevent the chance of short circuits.

 

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Here is the complete weeded board test fitted with the PSoC Pioneer Kit. I made the board profiles match to make it look neat. Curved corners and all!

 

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Here's what it looks like from the back. It is a single sided board.

 

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Here is the assembled and tested board. Not all PCB pads are used. I put them there to make it easier to alter the design.

The only thing to add is a connector to the top right hand corner.

 

Just connect to it to a LED array and we're cooking with gas!