Originally Posted by geekmaster
Would pressing heated wires into the plastic work to make the grooves? Then remove wires, sand plastic surface flat, and attach wires into grooves. Worth a try, perhaps.
That is approximately "Plan C".
Due to the technical difficulty, I just sent off an inquiry to a laminates house for the proper thickness of single sided pc board.
That should be interesting, am trying to prepare myself for "sticker shock".
Also, how many of these tabs can a person cut out of a 3 foot x 4 foot sheet?
Hello, e-bay - I got some spares to sell.
The answer is: 96 x 1728 == 165,887 spares (I kept one for myself).
Next, (while waiting for the price) go find an old DVDrom drive to turn into a plastic cutter for "Plan C".
Phooey! None of the printed flex circuits are the correct pitch to match J-14.
The one to the transport drive motor was so close I had to use a microscope to confirm that it would not work.