I’ve been learning the basics of electronics/microelectronics and soldering for about two months now. So far I’ve had a jolly good time with no major issues making splices (more specifically the splice-wire that’s made to NASA standards), soldering microchips and resistors onto PCB boards and what-not. Of course it’s nothing too spectacular, but for a newb it’s better than nothing.
Currently though I’ve gotten around learning how to plan and solder together basic prototypes from diagrams. I chose a two LED circuit diagram to try out first, and I’d like to make it as compact as possible so that it wouldn’t be all over the place. But I have no idea how to plan it, I’ve attempted to plan it out on a paper as to how it would look on a copper PCB board but I would always end up with empty spaces on the board. Making it work is not an issue at all, but the compact issue still stands.
Wondering if any of you have ideas on how you would tackle making an compact-as-possible PCB board with two LEDs from a diagram? The NPN is a 548b transistor, and the PNP is a 557c transistor.
I completely apologize beforehand if this is the wrong category to bring this up.