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TIP #018: Always create a BOX around the ribbon cable headers

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Why? – you need space for mating connector – you may use boxed and unboxed version of header Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If you would like to be notified when this book is ready, just fill out this form >

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TIP #017: For complex boards, always build minimum 3, but rather 5 prototypes

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Why? Many times, there may be something wrong from assembling process or you may damage some boards during testing. Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If you would like to be notified when this book is ready, just fill out this form >

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TIP #014: If you have an exposed pad on your component, consider …

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TIP #014: If you have an exposed pad on your component, consider breaking solder paste into smaller pieces. Why? It helps during soldering. Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If you would like to be notified when this book is ready, just fill …

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TIP #013: Be aware if a connector should be placed directly on the edge …

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TIP #013: Be aware if a connector should be placed directly on the edge of PCB or if it should be moved out of the board. Why? You may want the connectors to be touching the enclosure. Some connectors have springs, others have panel around them. Note: This is a …

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TIP #012: Put useful notes / screenshots / tables into schematic

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Why? – So you do not forget about important stuff – So you do not have to look for the information again and again Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If you would like to be notified when this book is ready, just …

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TIP #011: Don’t forget to place mounting holes on your board

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Why? If there are no mounting holes, how you are going to fit it into enclosure or a system? Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If you would like to be notified when this book is ready, just fill out this form >

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