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triform
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2020-04-27 4:22 pm  

I have made available free Gerber files for various sized breadboard like PCB's. I call them "Naan" boards. 

They can be found here: https://github.com/jscottb/pcbs

There are six different sizes to choose:

micro-naan W: 36.4mm x H: 38.7mm - 180 linked holes - very cheap to do as a 2x3 board panel
lil-naan W: 41.5mm x H: 46.7mm - 180 linked holes + power rails and some extra non-linked
Half-naan W: 53.4mm x H: 70.9mm - 288 linked holes + power rails and some extra non-linked
Full-naan W: 56mm x H: 96mm - 408 linked holes + power rails and some extra non-linked
Xlrg-naan W: 99.3 x H: 96.9 - 816 linked holes + power rails and extra non-linked

Old Half-naan W: 58mm x H: 73mm

To have 10 made is usually @13$USD including shipping, some are more and others less. To buy 10 of the same quality from a retailer would be @3 times as much. Many houses will give a discount on your first order.

To get them made, just upload the zip file for the one(s) you want to a PCB house of your choice.  I will give guidance of the ones I have used via a message and will not post anything here as not to give free advertisement to them. 


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2020-04-27 6:21 pm  
Posted by: @triform

I have made available free Gerber files for various sized breadboard like PCB's. I call them "Naan" boards. 

Thats very good of you, and also I like the idea.  I will probably try to put your idea into kicad for a little kicad practice, but also I will have a design to hand that  can easily modify as required for a prototype project before plunging into a finished board design.  My kicad'ing will take me a while and in the meanwhile I may well use a Naan board (or two 😎 )


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triform
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2020-04-28 12:29 pm  

@byron

Thanks.  I have used a few of the pre-made breadboard type PCBs and they cost a fair amount to buy in number for quality boards.

It's nice to be able to build a carrier board like this with not a lot of extra soldering and wires on the board.  This also shows why I have 6 holes per row side and not the standard 5. It leaves room for pins that you can easily get to.

IMG 20200428 072058

 


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2020-04-28 1:30 pm  

@triform

Nice ! I also expect the extra width will help when playing with ESP32 dev.boards, which are "1 pin too wide" for usual breadboards.

Now going to download...

 

Also, for those who want to (re)learn KiCad, I found this excellent series of videos on YT :

Eric


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triform
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2020-04-28 3:36 pm  

@zeferby

Yeah, the NodeMCU type ESPs were my intended target when I did the first ones late in 2018. I started with one size and then added others as I needed them.  The micro-naan is the newest and smallest one and the first single-sided board.  I just ordered 5 panelized boards from one of the China PCB makers. It will be less than .50cent USD for each and 5 boards will have 45 pcb's on them.

 

I did all of these boards in Fritzing, as they were really easy to layout and should be easy in others. It should not be too hard to produce them in most cad's.  I have started with Kicad and will probably redo them in it, but figured the gerbers would be useful for others to order with.   The current board I am doing an updated version of in Kicad is this:

IMG 20200428 103055

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triform
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2020-05-22 5:26 pm  

The new Naan boards are in!  

The latest to the Naan proto line:

micro and tiny

Both of these are single-sided and can be panelized at a small extra cost. I got 45 of them for less than 23$ shipped. I will be good for a while I suppose! 🙂

 

Here you  can see the boards in the panel along with some of the other Naans:

newboards

I do have a pre-panelized version of the Tiny-Naan in the Github repo.


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JoeLyddon
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2020-05-23 5:51 am  

@triform

Can I ask a stupid question?

What is a Naan board?  🙂  I googled it... what I found had no connection to electronics...  so...

Thank you.

Have Fun,
Joe Lyddon

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triform
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2020-05-24 1:35 am  
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@triform

Can I ask a stupid question?

What is a Naan board?  🙂  I googled it... what I found had no connection to electronics...  so...

Thank you.

You can 🙂  

The Naan boards are my play on the "bread" in breadboard. I just called them Naan boards, because I love Naan, though can not partake of it as much as I would like to anymore.

They are prototyping PCBs I have made Gerber files available to have made from PCB houses to be able to have inexpensive breadboard like PCBs to build your circuits on. I thought I had a link to them in the thread, forgive me if I did not: https://github.com/jscottb/pcbs

On the Readme page, I have more information on the boards.

 

Thanks,

Scott

 

 


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JoeLyddon
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2020-05-24 1:58 am  

@triform

Very good...

 

I'll check it out later...  Going to cook dinner now...

Later...

 

Have Fun,
Joe Lyddon

www.woodworkstuff.net


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