Author Topic: The drama of PCE / the curse of the Klon  (Read 7078 times)

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Re: The drama of PCE / the curse of the Klon
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2012, 06:08:04 PM »
That's probably what my boards would look like if I made drew them up myself. That's why I leave it to the pros!

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Re: The drama of PCE / the curse of the Klon
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2012, 06:15:27 PM »
Geez. Fabbed boards are so cheap I can't see why anyone would be making their own two-sided boards.
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Re: The drama of PCE / the curse of the Klon
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2012, 06:36:33 PM »
Geez. Fabbed boards are so cheap I can't see why anyone would be making their own two-sided boards.
You can or used to be able to order them fabbed from Express PCB like that.
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Re: The drama of PCE / the curse of the Klon
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2012, 07:04:00 PM »
Yeah I think that is fabbed. No way those vias are plated through by DIY methods.
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Re: The drama of PCE / the curse of the Klon
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2012, 07:05:08 PM »
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Re: The drama of PCE / the curse of the Klon
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2012, 03:36:37 AM »
I think he possibly used the Autorouter on his PCB layout software.

Either that or he had half a bottle of scotch before he did it  :D

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Re: The drama of PCE / the curse of the Klon
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2012, 05:35:28 AM »
I think he possibly used the Autorouter on his PCB layout software.

Either that or he had half a bottle of scotch before he did it  :D

Yeah looks like he had no more than 5 min. to spend on the Pcb design between 2 shots of whiskey...
There are lots of vias for such a big Pcb, plus some weird trace forms, looks like modern art!
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Re: The drama of PCE / the curse of the Klon
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2012, 09:07:31 AM »
Come ON guys. LOGIC.

Obviously, the board looks like that so he could prove it was his own layout, thus ensuring people that he did something.

Because no one, and I mean NO ONE, would want to claim credit for that layout.
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Re: The drama of PCE / the curse of the Klon
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2012, 09:10:20 AM »
I think he possibly used the Autorouter on his PCB layout software.

Either that or he had half a bottle of scotch before he did it  :D
that is EXACTLY what that looks like
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Re: The drama of PCE / the curse of the Klon
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2012, 09:22:17 AM »
I think he possibly used the Autorouter on his PCB layout software.

Either that or he had half a bottle of scotch before he did it  :D
that is EXACTLY what that looks like

I don't know about that.  I've never had good luck with autorouters, but generally their traces are laid out a lot neater than that.  That looks like drunken scribbling.
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Re: The drama of PCE / the curse of the Klon
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2012, 10:15:56 AM »
I've never had good luck with autorouters, but generally their traces are laid out a lot neater than that. 

I agree. Autorouters tend to use as many straight lines as possible and generally stick to 90- and 45-degree trace route elbows. That one looks like it has 30-degree (and less) bends. Also, so vias are round pads and some are square. And parts of it almost appear to be hand scrawled.

But there is no doubt the layout is not copied from anything. It's definitely a PCE original.  ;D

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Re: The drama of PCE / the curse of the Klon
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2012, 10:41:42 AM »


But there is no doubt the layout is not copied from anything. It's definitely a PCE original.  ;D

Indeed.  :-)
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Re: The drama of PCE / the curse of the Klon
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2012, 03:18:12 PM »
I've read some of those threads. LoL :D
He's so over his head, probably wishing he never started selling pedals.
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