Stripboard Magic

Stripboard Magic is a Windows application for designing PCB layouts on stripboard (aka prototyping board). It was released by a British company called Ambyr which ceased trading a long time ago. The interface is a quite primitive and a little strange but the program is functional even on Windows XP. It also works great in Linux using Wine.

It can be a handy program when called upon and I have successfully used it a few times when throwing together random small circuits. Due to the interface I would imagine it to be a bit clumsy for very large circuits. The biggest gripe I have with it is the inability to change the orientation of components on the board, so some circuits tend to be slightly larger than they need to be.

I downloaded this copy of Stripboard Magic 1.0 some time in the 90’s and recently just found it lying about on my computer. I would consider it to well and truly be abandonware and as it seems to be a little sought after by some hobbyists I have provided a link to download it below.

Download

Download Stripboard Magic 1.0

Issues

Stripboard Magic is limited in functionality, it’s routing isn’t terribly efficient and some people have even found mistakes. If you want a better product and are happy to pay for it then I would suggest LochMaster.

Screenshots

Here are some screenshots showing the schematic view (top) and board layout view (bottom):

2 Responses to Stripboard Magic

  1. Flip says:

    Download link is down

  2. visitor says:

    problem with download link , it doesn’t work

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