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AMP Garage - 5E3 PCB Gerber Files

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by Urshurak776, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. Urshurak776

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    Hi all. I was getting some PCB's made for some lab bench power supplies when I came across these gerber files. Obviously far from traditional, but not too different from the board you can get from tubedepot. He has board files in thread below for the 5F6A as well.

    Do you guys think this could work? Gerber files in this thread:

    https://ampgarage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=33303


    Looks interesting and for 5 boards it's only $17 shipped. I bought some to play with. Anyone interested in one, shoot me a PM. I certainly don't need 5. PCB.png
     
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    Schematic attached:
     

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    I wish that thread had audio demos. Looks fine assembled but it would be nice to have a little more peace of mind that no mistakes were made.

    If you want traditional layouts like robrob's boards shoot me a PM, I wrote a little program to take the DIYLC and convert to gerbers of basically eyelet boards with mounting holes, ground bus, rounded corners etc. Just takes a couple of minutes to run it, happy to help.
     
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    @sds1 that would be amazing. I built my 5E3 using Rob's layout. Having a PCB would be great! Thank you!
     
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    So does that mean you software can take DIYLC files and convert it into Gerber files?

    That sounds very interesting....do you maybe have a picture of a finished board?
     
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    Yeah exactly and then I embellish it a little. Below is Rob's Bassman Micro board, I added thick traces for the ground bus and B+ cross-board connects, mounting holes, rounded corners, wire pass-thrus, zero silkscreen. I did have these boards fabricated and can post a pic if you like but I'm posting renders just for clarity, especially so you can see the traces on the underside of the board. The eyelets are the same inner dimension as you would get for Hoffman etc. Even on 1.6mm FR4 these make a fine board but I went 3.2mm thick FR4 when I sent off for these:

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    Great work, @sds1 !

    Yes, please show us a picture of an actual board....
     
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    OK check it out:
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    This looks really nice!!
     
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    Thanks! Those are in matte black (upgrade color), I thought I would try it but I think I like the regular black solder mask best.
     
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    Looks awesome! I like the black solder mask also. Seems to just "fit."
     
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