N3ZI Digital Dial
Examples of dead bug implementations.
Above in K1ULF's very clever dead bug
Everything is mounted on the back of the LCD
module, including extra's like a 5v regulator, and a trim cap.
Above is a photo of my Dead Bug implementation using a separate piece
of solid copper clad board,
attached to the LCD module using 14 gauge
solid wire and a RCA connector for the RF input.
Later (below) I
added the switches and the ATMEL programming connector, and I
successfully reprogrammed the micro while in a dead bug circuit!
Originally I only offered a dead bug version of my counter. But
to many requests I designed a PCB and offered a Full kit, which is by
far the most popular version today. I'm not complaining because
it's also the most expensive. But the dead bug version is 1/3 the
cost and it's just not that hard to put together.
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