PCB layout and designing

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by sohamkul, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. sohamkul

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    Jun 24, 2016
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    Hello everyone ,

    I was wondering if there are people who make PCB layouts and give us if we give them the circuit diagram ??
    If yes How much do they normally charge ? I need it for my project ..

    Thank you .
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    Generally they need what is known as a Gerber file, any of the Schematic capture and board layout programs will create the, Kicad, Eagle etc are free.
    For PCB's there is Oshpark, Itead, DirtyPCB etc .
    Max.
     
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  3. sohamkul

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    @MaxHeadRoom Gerber files yes !!I have the drawing of the components and connections and i need someone to make schematic and gerber file ...does somebody do that ???
     
  4. dl324

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    If cost is an issue, you'll probably be better off learning how to do it yourself.

    You're not looking at someone making minimum wage doing that type of work. I'd figure $30/hr or more with the number of hours depending on the size and complexity of your project.
     
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  5. MaxHeadRoom

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    Why not use one of the free programs to create the Gerber's yourself?
    For Kicad there are numerous step by step tutorials for it.
    How big is the project?
    Max.
     
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  6. DickCappels

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    I know an excellent PCB engineer who will layout a board for $1 per pad. If the components are well defined and the mechanical layout is well defined he can do it remotely. PM me if you would like his contact information.
     
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  7. nigelwright7557

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    Make sure you find someone with lots of experience.
    Simply laying out a pcb can result in errors when the circuit is built.
    Audio circuits are a classic example where the circuit ends up with loads of hum because power supply wasn't kept separate from audio signals.
    Valve circuits have a critical layout requiring high AC volts to be kept away from audio signals. Short tracks are vital.
    Mains transformers should be kept away from audio signals too.
     
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