A Breadboard Technique for the uBITX

Jon Titus, KZ1G <tituskz1g@...>

Here's a breadboard technique that might help others.  When my uBITX transceiver kit arrived I had no ideas for a case, so I mounted the board on a piece of plywood and used 1/8-inch clear plastic as front and rear panels for controls and connectors.  I've used this "breadboard" technique for other projects because it lets me rearrange control locations, ensure clearances between components, jacks, heatsinks, etc.  I don't ruin a nice front panel if I need to add an extra pushbutton or switch. After I learned about the W0EB and N5IB RadI2Cino (Rad I2C ino) project, and received a board and parts kit, I needed more room for the replacement board and a larger LCD. The wooden base let me glue a section of plywood on the front (see photo) and move the front panel forward by about 4 cm. I got more space, quickly added an extra pushbutton, and drilled holes to mount the LCD.  Now I can decide of how I want to proceed with a complete package for the transceiver and I'll have a template for holes and cut-outs.  But I might make a few minor changes before then.

Jon Titus, KZ1G
Herriman, UT USA

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