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How to separate the two boards?


#1

I presume like everyone else, I received the populated board and the unpopulated board as a single piece… it’s not clear to me how to separate them… it might be as simple as just snapping them apart - but if I’m wrong and the boards are not pre-scored with an easy break-apart line, I’m afraid I might break the populated one if I try this.

Or do I need to cut them apart with a saw or a Dremel?

I can’t believe I’m the only person to ask this, but I’ve searched and I can’t find any comments about the fact that the boards came together uncut.

Thanks,

Graham
PS And yes, I know it’s been a few weeks since they arrived, but I now have some free time to get into the project. In fact when I retire at the end of this month, I’m going to have a lot of free time for projects like this. “Freedom!!!” :slight_smile:


#2

@ gtoal - Welcome to the forum!

I believe that my two pieces arrived already separated. :stuck_out_tongue:


#3

I’ve used paper trimmer in the past

Something like Dremel should work too.


#4

the mBuino boards ?

they are scored and can be snapped by bending them a little.

If you are concerned about the rough edges, run a hobby knife to smoothen :slight_smile:


#5

Would this help?


#6

Set them the v-score (the little gap in between) on the edge of a table and push downwards on the one hanging puff the table.

The v-score should be on the top side and you push down. If the board is scored on both sides then it does not matter.

And welcome ot the community.


#7

brings back memories :slight_smile:


#8

@ gtoal - Mine also came as a single piece, the snapped apart easily with no damage to the boards. Of course your experience might differ, but at least you are not alone :slight_smile:


#9

Thanks everyone - I’ll break it apart this weekend. I’ll set up a camera and record it :slight_smile: