Making PCBs at CERN in the 70s

Photos and history posted by a CERN engineer. This was mentioned in Eevblog. Things have certainly come a long way since those days.

Sorry if this is in the wrong category I couldn’t find a better one.

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Great stuff. Very interesting. In the 1970’s my employer designed ICs using that black tape and a light table.

Im still doing this - of course with KiCad :smiley:


Remember our old technology on our Synchrotron light source (named UVX): https://www.lnls.cnpem.br/en/

Our new one, named Sirius (by the brightest star on South hemisphere), still using Altium as far I known.

I helped convert the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron at BNL to a polarized beam back in the early 1980s. I see it’s still in use (now feeding the much larger RHIC).

https://www.bnl.gov/cad/accelerator/

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