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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 04:47:57 am »
Nice idea! I will try it next time breadboarding.
 

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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 05:08:31 am »
Would be totally ace if chip manufacturers would do something like that for real. I know this is asking too much.
 

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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 05:12:28 am »
The mbed has a credit card-like pinout reference.
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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 06:31:26 am »
The Parallax Propeller kits came with a sticker like that - it's a neat idea.

The print gets a bit small on 0.5mm pitch quad packages though :)
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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 07:21:05 am »
 

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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 07:40:05 am »
I like it.  :)
 

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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2012, 08:24:55 am »
If chip pacakges were white, we could just write on them with permanent marker!
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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 09:01:29 am »
Not sure if it was Adafruit or Sparkfun that I saw them first, but those stickers have been around for well over a year, a great help when bread boarding.

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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2012, 09:15:11 am »
yeah.cant go wrong with that.remember when they used to print ebc on trannies ?
 

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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2012, 11:09:07 am »
>The best idea since sliced bread?

For breadboarding a complex chip, yes - at least the best idea since the breadboard itself.
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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2012, 11:24:03 am »
Did something similar, back in '09, quite useful


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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2012, 11:46:32 am »
Did something similar, back in '09, quite useful


08/07/2009 by simonrichards150, on Flickr

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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2012, 12:32:01 pm »
I seem to remember seeing something similar for 7400 series around 30 years ago. The logic gates being shown and the sheets having the most used types on them. Cannot remember if I bought them or if they were a magazine freeby.

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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2012, 12:53:45 pm »
It should not be to difficult to find an online sticker printing shop doing small stickers for a reasonable price. Now, what to do with a few hundred or thousand stickers is another story.
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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2012, 04:50:34 pm »
I seem to remember seeing something similar for 7400 series around 30 years ago. The logic gates being shown and the sheets having the most used types on them. Cannot remember if I bought them or if they were a magazine freeby.

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I think they came with Elektor magazine.  I still have a few old 74 series chips with the stickers attached in a box somewhere
 

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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2012, 02:57:37 am »
Those stickers keep appearing now and then on random magazines and pieces of equipment that I have had packed away for years! I can't confirm if they were Elektor, but it is certainly the sort of thing they used to do.

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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2012, 03:18:29 am »
I'm printing stickers for all my resitors ASAP.  :P
 


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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2012, 09:25:47 am »
Ok, this is unusual for me, I usually just lurk silently but... I have to admit, this is a great idea :D 

I just had to say that... and also wonder, why didn't I think of that!

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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2012, 09:44:32 pm »
I'm printing stickers for all my resitors ASAP.  :P

Dont forget to write tolerances and temperature coefficients down on them using Comic Sans. And remember, 0603 is not an excuse! :P

And I dare you all to create such stickers for ARMs, including alternate functions and remaps. :>
 

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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2012, 01:30:30 pm »
Here's a useful idea for someone to implement - Findchips or Adafruit perhaps?

A website which lets you download existing chip labels and create new ones easily, which are then shared with all users.

You enter a device part number - if someone has already done it you can immediately download a PDF sheet of labels.

If the part is not found, you select a package and pin count, type in pin names.
This new label is now available for you and everyone else.

Maybe have it able to compile a sheet comprising labels of multiple different parts so you maximise usage of sticky paper. Also have some pre-made group sheets - 74HC, 4000, etc.

Any takers amongst the web-monkets out there?

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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2012, 02:23:50 pm »
Here's a useful idea for someone to implement - Findchips or Adafruit perhaps?

A website which lets you download existing chip labels and create new ones easily, which are then shared with all users.

You enter a device part number - if someone has already done it you can immediately download a PDF sheet of labels.

If the part is not found, you select a package and pin count, type in pin names.
This new label is now available for you and everyone else.

Maybe have it able to compile a sheet comprising labels of multiple different parts so you maximise usage of sticky paper. Also have some pre-made group sheets - 74HC, 4000, etc.

Any takers amongst the web-monkets out there?

It's a very fine idea, but i'm not dealing with PHP again.
 

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Re: The best idea since sliced bread?
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2012, 03:25:39 pm »
And here I was thinking that the best thing since sliced bread was sliced cheese!!!

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