[Coco] Prototype PCB's
jdaggett at gate.net
jdaggett at gate.net
Thu Jul 1 08:47:26 EDT 2010
If you don't mind three weeks minimum lead time for boards try batchpcb.com. What is nice
with them is that you can also make the final design available to sell on their market place
webpage. So when you get the layout to where you finally want then anyone can buy the bare
boards through batchpcb.com. If you want fster service Adcance Circuit is another outlet.
They take Gerbers and panelize them and ship out to a house in China( Gold Pheonix). Fast
is not a marquee of their work. Price is sort of okay . For 2 layer boards they are $2 or $2.50
a square inch. Four layer in my opinion is high at $8 a square inch. You can order a board as
small as 1 square inch to 10x15 inch and one of a kind. PCBExpress has the limit of they
accept orders from their own software. Not bad but consider that the 4 layer miniboard
service gets you 3 boards at a specific size is restrictive. Still the price is very competive.
Their miniboard service ends up at about $3.70 per sq in with shipping. There are som
caveats with their software that is not all that bad. It is rather easy to learn and not near as
complex as Eagle.
On 30 Jun 2010 at 21:27, sales at gimechip.com wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a good place to have prototype PCB's made in small (like 2 or 3) quantity for cheap. It would help me get these hardware designs out there faster. I have checked with Express PCB or PCB Express - their miniboard service would be great, that is, if they accepted Gerber's. As it is, I know my way around EAGLE pretty well - I don't want to have to learn a new CAD/CAM/etc. Package. And I have some really cool designs that I'd like to get out there, and yes, I do eventually release the entire designs for all to see - I want people to be able to build anything I design without having to order it from me (unless they want to). By releasing these things, people can improve them, build their own, etc. - That's why I enjoy doing this stuff - It's fun and you guys Rock Out Loud! Oh Yeah!!! (nope, I'm not Kool-Aid man, I just like to yell Oh Yeah!) - John
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