kompas-rus wrote on 2020-01-02, 14:31:
Benedikt But this is a bad clone of the card, I would like the appearance of a 100% original board. I also ordered 10 boards, but I will have them in February.
It is a trade-off between a good clone and a good card. The original card looks like the person who created it didn't even care about clean routing and well aligned traces. The data bus, for instance, is all over the place.
The other modifications are practicality-related:
- Smaller hole pitch for most electrolytic capacitors – The original was using 2mm pin pitch with 5mm hole pitch, which just looks awkward
- The DA15 socket has been shifted by a few mm, because drilling two holes in a DA15 bracket is easier than creating a new bracket from scratch
- The footprint for the audio jack has been changed to that of the switched version (more pins), so that you can populate it with whichever version you can get your hands on
As I said earlier, I found the routing and silkscreen ugly, that's why I tidied them up while keeping the overall layout largely identical.
If you have a different taste and prefer a 100% accurate replica, that's obviously equally legitimate.
In the end of the day, independently creating two
different accurate replicas of the same card would be kind of pointless.