Subject: Re: [stella] Cartridge PCBs have arrived|
From: Joe Grand <jgrand@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 09 May 2001 00:23:49 -0400
Yah, you can do this...with a couple of resistors added. Cheaper, but only by a few cents. A 7404 chip only costs 30 cents or so. A transistor is maybe 10 cents and a resistor is 1 cent. These are rough figures of course. But the relative costs are about right. In this case, since the pcb is designed to fit a standard atari case, there's plenty of extra room for the dip. Besides: 100 14 pin dips are easier to install than 100 transistors and 200 resistors! :)
Of course if you're making 100 boards, that 22 cents comes to 22 dollars! ;) Ahh....tradeoffs, tradeoffs....
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