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  1. Don Straw

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    Don Straw submitted a new resource:

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  2. Colin Mitchell

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    All "Free PCB design packages" offered by PCB manufacturers are a TRAP.
    You cannot get your design without paying a fortune and they charge an ENORMOUS amount to make a few PCB's.
    Use free software and get a manufacturer like Elecrow
    http://www.elecrow.com/
    to make the boards.
     
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  3. chopnhack

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  4. Colin Mitchell

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    Keep everything to less than 100 x 100 and the price is very low.
    Everything can be made in 100 x 100 modules.
     
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  5. eva liang

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    low cost pcb will be according to the pcb board size.such as pcbgogo http://www.pcbgogo.com/c .less than 100*100mm will get more reasonable.so i agree keep everything to less than 100*100mm better;);):):)
     
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  6. Colin Mitchell

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    For $15.00 plus $10.00 postage, you would not waste time etching your own board. You can't add an overlay, solder-mask and tinned lands yourself.
    And yet I see magazines with articles showing home-made boards with black names and numbers scribbled all over the board.
    This is an absolute INSULT to the intelligence of the reader and I added an overlay to all my projects, over 50 years ago, when magazines still showed paper-bakelite boards with hand-drilled holes.
    It's all in the quality of the author, and roll-your-own designs went out with hand-wired valve chassis. With all my projects, you can build it without any other reference.
    It has to be like this.
    With 250 projects and 8 staff making projects 5 years after they are released, you have to make it simple and easy to build the circuit.
    And the same applies to customers who leave a project in a cupboard for 2 years and then decide to build it. All the components and details are on the top.(and on the bottom)
    $25.00 for 10 boards (panels) is a complete bargain and it's only due to the downturn in demand that has forced the Chinese to offer these absolute bargains.
    I would not even waste time buying the etchant. (which is almost impossible in Australia).
     
  7. Anon_LG

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    For those located in rainy Britain, we are fortunate enough to have ragworm, that does extremely reasonable prices on batches of boards anywhere from 1 to 99. Simply get the gerber files zipped, type in your board size and you make the order. Very helpful customer service, I managed to forget the drill files on my first go, they notified me the next day, the problem was fixed and the board arrived in about a week. So I can get something useful, made in Britain, which is a first. Please could you add http://www.ragworm.eu/index.php.

    Thanks,
     
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  8. Sadlercomfort

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    Those prices really aren't bad.. free shipping to us UK folk too! :rolleyes:
     
  9. Colin Mitchell

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    "Those prices really aren't bad.."

    Are you kidding !!!!

    Ragworm wanted $400 for my boards. I pay $15 !!!!
     
  10. Colin Mitchell

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    To keep your boards as cheap as possible, allow 70 thou between boards and cut them yourself with a hax saw. Linish the edges with sandpaper. Make sure you can cut between all the boards before you send-off the panel.
    This will get you 12 panels from Elecrow and they will not give anyone else samples of your boards.
     
  11. Colin Mitchell

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    I had 49 panels done last year. The work was perfect.
    All the holes were in the wrong place and the overlay was on the wrong side. I just got out a drill and re-drilled all the holes and screened the other side.
     
  12. Don Straw

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    Hi can you inform me which boards house you want to know about? I have a lot of successful results with the manufacturers. Or you can tell me something about your location, needs and anything else then I can suggest you some ones fitting you.
     
  13. Sadlercomfort

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    Any manufacturers you would you recommend for the UK.. for a small order of say 5 PCBS. 200x200mm.

    I dont order huge quantities.
     
  14. HellasTechn

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    that is strange, perfect work with holes in wrong places and overlay on wrong side ?
     
  15. Sadlercomfort

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    I must say HellasTechn did a great job on my PCB.. much cheaper than most manufacturers and better communication. :rolleyes:

    Thanks HellasTechn! :cool:
     
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  16. Ferrcoloe

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    Seeed Studio is really good and inexpensive, I have used them for pcb prototyping a couple of times.
     
  17. antonio_liu

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    It was amazing that i need rush boards although with only 10PCs but they regards very important and i received my boards in only 5 days since i ordered. And then i went to soldering.Their boards is not expensive but also with the super quality! I was very satisfied.Maybe i will try other options but i will also keep the cooperation with WellPCB.
     
  18. davenn

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    Thread closed ... It's attracting too many spammers

    Lot's of good info has been posted
     
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