Although this is certainly elementary, I thought I'd share it since it
may help someone in a pinch; here is my simple technique to create a
preliminary schematic from a populated 1 or 2 sided pcb:
Reply by larwe●April 8, 20062006-04-08
> Although this is certainly elementary, I thought I'd share it since it
Spam or merely a nonfunctional site? I get a generic parked domain sort
Reply by msg●April 8, 20062006-04-08
> Spam or merely a nonfunctional site? I get a generic parked domain sort
> of page.
> > Spam or merely a nonfunctional site? I get a generic parked domain sort
> Sorry, I used the internal domain name on the lan, it should be
> (why would I spam the newsgroup?)
People do weird things. BTW, your "revised" posting has the incorrect
URL in it again! The link above works, of course...
Reply by przemek klosowski●April 10, 20062006-04-10
On Sat, 08 Apr 2006 12:16:00 -0500, msg wrote:
Michael Grigoni described his method of PCB reverse engineering
I used a similar method: taking a picture of the trace side, editing it,
flipping and possibly superimposing a photo of the component side.
I then use a circuit drawing program such as Dia (it's native on Linux
but has been ported to Windows, too: http://www.gnome.org/projects/dia/)
to draw the schematics overlaid on the background image.
Because the diagram program maintains the connectivity when elements
are moved around, I can rearrange and straighten up the topology of the
schematics, rats-nest like. If one could import background into a proper
PCB design program such as Eagle, one should be able to get back the PCB.