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Tom Murphy   7/9/2013 9:28:53 PM
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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
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Re: Protomarketing
Duane Benson   7/10/2013 12:58:53 AM
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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.

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Why [not] a wrap?
betajet   7/10/2013 5:34:06 PM
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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
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Re: Why [not] a wrap?
Duane Benson   7/10/2013 7:27:18 PM
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I haven't used it in a while, but I still have my little wore-wrap tool.

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Re: Why [not] a wrap?
Max The Magnificent   7/10/2013 10:16:34 PM
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@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!

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Re: Why [not] a wrap?
Bill_Higdon   7/10/2013 10:48:51 PM
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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
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Re: Why [not] a wrap?
Duane Benson   7/11/2013 10:56:00 AM
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Bill - I remember that modified pen wire wrap tool article.



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