Monday, October 23, 2017


Gherkin Of The Week #5

Russian Gherkin

Used old Russian germanium diodes. The top is a silkscreen less black PCB, bottom is a silkscreen less white PCB.

After scrubbing the PCB with 91% isopropyl alcohol to clean off the flux, some of the colored bands on the diodes started to come off. I soaked it in alcohol and scrubbed it some more and got most of the bands off. The clear glass diodes now look like little light bulbs.

 Outemu Ice Grey switches from Switchtop. These are one the few new types of switches available in PCB mount.

 M2 spacers and screws. Outemu switches came with sockets.

 Blank white bottom PCB.

Outemu switch removed. You can also see the clear glass germanium diodes with their colored bands removed.