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Does LMR need a good prototype board?

Im thinking with all the things we make, a lot of times on a prototype board or some perf board, we at least deserve a good one that we agree has the layout we want. I think something we designed might be more useful than something like this http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/21-4580&CAWELAID=220241321 or these http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/categories.php?c=149 . Not to mention i prefer proper PCBs with traces and a solder mask instead of the exposed copper. It would be similar but what do you look for in a prototype board or what do you find that is lacking so we can make one that will benefit the most of us.

 

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And brand it the LMR Proto Board! Good thought!

Mabe there should be an ardunio version and a picaxe version.

 

I also think it is an excellent idea to put footprints for screw terminals for motor and/or input power connections.  Also including an H-bridge breakout is a good idea, as well as 3-pin servo terminals.  It can also of course be more versatile if you design it for (possible) use with jumpers.  I think versatility is a good thing to keep in mind while designing.