Breaking News
Comments
Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Tom Murphy
User Rank
Blogger
Protomarketing
Tom Murphy   7/9/2013 9:28:53 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm still not sure what this has to do with marketing, but I enjoyed the ideas presented on building prototypes. More on that, please. It took me right back to my days soldering transitors into my Heathkit FM tuner (which I still have somewhere.)

Duane Benson
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Protomarketing
Duane Benson   7/10/2013 12:58:53 AM
NO RATINGS
Tom - The article really isn't about marketing - that's just my day job. Although, I happen to consider a solid technical background and understanding of what customers do to be vital parts of marketing. I just run across a lot of different components, boards and levels of complexity. I see a lot of what's done right and a lot of what's done wrong. Hopefully now and then I can save a few people some time, frustration and money by passing some of this knowledge along.

betajet
User Rank
CEO
Why [not] a wrap?
betajet   7/10/2013 5:34:06 PM
NO RATINGS
I still find wire-wrap useful on occasion.  You can get a lot of excellent demo/dev boards with 0.1" pin pitch (or Euro versions with 2,54 mm pitch :-), pop them onto a perf board, and wire-wrap them together.  It's a lot easier IMO than point-to-point soldering, and you can easily modify the connections and reuse the parts.  I used wireless breadboards when I was a kid, but I find it too easy to tear wires out accidentally.  Plus they don't have enough contact points -- it's not like the 24-28 gas-tight connections you get with wire-wrap.

Duane Benson
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Why [not] a wrap?
Duane Benson   7/10/2013 7:27:18 PM
NO RATINGS
I haven't used it in a while, but I still have my little wore-wrap tool.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Why [not] a wrap?
Max The Magnificent   7/10/2013 10:16:34 PM
NO RATINGS
@Duane: "I still have my little wire-wrap tool" It's not the size of your wire-wrap tool... it's what you do with it that counts!

Bill_Higdon
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Why [not] a wrap?
Bill_Higdon   7/10/2013 10:48:51 PM
NO RATINGS
I still have a small hand wire wrap tool & used it 3 weeks a go, I also use a modiffied ball point pen cartridge as a"mini" wrap tool. Steve Ciarcia wrote an article about it in an early BYTE, and I was bite.

Bill

Duane Benson
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Why [not] a wrap?
Duane Benson   7/11/2013 10:56:00 AM
NO RATINGS
Bill - I remember that modified pen wire wrap tool article.



Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
2 comments
A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
7 comments
I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
37 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
140 comments
Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)