Wonder if we could set up PCB golf. Like, you put up a netlist and footprints and people compete to make smaller/better/more beautiful PCBs for the same circuit. Competitive layout!
@phooky Sounds like fun! In my EE labs many years ago we were graded on a curve based on how many 7400-series chips you used, or the total length of the wires, or the size of the layout on the breadboard, or similar metrics.
Wozniak decreased chips used in Breakout, from 150 to 44.
@phooky I have a decent idea for first challenge: LED blinker. Blinking interval - 1s (0.5 on, 0.5 off). Powered from CR2032. Can use any components available on Digikey with an "Active" part status. OSH park PCB design constraints. Scoring: PCB area in mm^2 * total wire length in mm * (number of layers)^2 * number of passive components * (number of active components)^2. LED counts as an active component, battery doesn't count.
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