AXE118 PCB components layout

#1
Hi,

Intending to make some docs for my students illustrating components soldering then figuring out connexions for programming, I found some pictures on the web but I have been unable to find the AXE118 PCB components layout. Where could I find it?
 
#3
I mean a black and white picture corresponding to the silk screen.
I've already seen the picture included ; at last I could use it after translation.
 

oracacle

Senior Member
#4
so you are actually after the track layout/routing.
single sided board with a known schematic, should be a doddle to reverse engineer, also seems like a good thing to be teaching the kids to do.
 

hippy

Technical Support
Staff member
#5
I don't think there is just a silk screen drawing but it should be pretty easy to knock one up with a pen and pad.

Graph paper helps and a useful trick is to draw it larger than required with a thick felt tip then reduce it using a photocopier. That way minor imperfections and the graph paper lines usually disappear.

That can then be scanned or photographed to get an electronic version, or one could just create it in a drawing package.

Code:
                     __
                   _|__|_
.-----------------|      |-------------------.
|          _      |      |            O   O  |
|         | |  _  `------'   O               |
|  O 7 O  |_| | |  __ __     O        O 0 O  |
|             |_| |  -  |    O    O          |
|  O 6 O   _      |     |     __ __   O 1 O  |
|         | |   o |     | o  |  -  |         |
|  O 5 O  | |   o |     | o  |     |  O 2 O  |
|         | |   o |     | o  |     |         |
|  O 4 O  | |   o |     | o  |     |  O 3 O  |
|         | |   o |     | o  |     |         |
|  O 3 O  | |   o |     | o  |     |  O 4 O  |
|         | |   o |     | o  |     |         |
|  O 2 O  |_|   o |_____| o  |     |  O 5 O  |
|              ___    __     |     |         |
|  O 1 O      |___|  |__|    |_____|  O 6 O  |
|              ___                           |
|  O 0 O      |___|       O 0V   O-O  O 7 O  |
|                         O V+               |
`--------------------------------------------'
 
#7
#10
Thanks to all.

Inglewoodpete's picture is exactly what I needed.:)

Some times ago I had to make some docs for the AXE020 ; it was easy because the layout was provided.

@hippy :
... using ASCII art for circuit diagrams ...
Is it based on a software?
 
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hippy

Technical Support
Staff member
#12
... using ASCII art for circuit diagrams ...
Is it based on a software?
No, all hand made, Windows Notepad and fingers. I believe there is software which can do it but I have never found any which look aesthetically pleasing.

I just started experimenting, found what felt good to me, and went on from there. There's really just a few key shapes needed, and everything else builds on those ...

Code:
    Corners        Resistors      Capacitors

.-- --.   __ __                     --||--
|     |  |     |   .|.   __       |        | +     
                   | | -|__|-   __|__    __|__ 
|     |  |__ __|   |_|          --.--    =====     
`-- --'             |             |        |
Code:
 Power Rails        Diodes        Regulators

V+ >---.----.     |                  .---.
       |    |    _|_  --|>|--     >--|   |-->
                _\ /_                `-.-'
       |    |     |                    |
0V >---^----'                     -----^-----
Code:
 Piezo     Speaker      Motor        Relay
                         ___       __     __
--.  _|   --.  _ /|     /   \        |   |
  `-| |     `-| | |  --( (O) )--     ) _ o /
  .-|_|     .-|_| |     \___/        )   o/
--'   |   --'    \|                __|   |__
Then the rest is just feel and experience, working out whether --- or __ is better for a particular line, how far to space things apart. Some things are trickier than others; and some things are impossible; but that's what 'labelled black boxes' are for :)

Draw it rough then add spaces and move things around to get it feeling right is how I work. It doesn't always come out right first time but it is actually quite therapeutic. It works best for small diagrams and helps to visualise it in one's mind first.

The great advantage of ASCII Art is it can usually be posted straight to forums, inserted into text documents and included within program code.
 
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