Prototype PCB - where?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by JMD, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. JMD

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    Im looking for a good, and cheap, place to order some prototype PCBs.

    I know about this one: http://www.batchpcb.com/
    Any better (and maby cheaper) ?


    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. TrevorP

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  3. Tobias

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  4. JMD

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    I live in Denmark - gonna update my display info! ^^


    Tobias --> They are WAY more expensive than batchpcb. $10 vs. $3.9 :)
     
  5. Razor Concepts

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    Batchpcb is good for small boards, but they take about a month from ordering to your doorstep. They use Goldpheonix as their manufacturer.
     
  6. Wendy

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    Bertus is almost local to you (if you can call several countries away local). You might PM and ask that he respond to this thread.
     
  7. JMD

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    Ouch, thats quite come time.


    Bill --> Gonna throw a PM in his direction! :)
     
  8. JMD

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    He doesnt do PCBs anymore, he says.
     
  9. ericwertz

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    Olimex is in Europe. They're good but not necessarily the cheapest. I don't know who Elektor is using, but you might look into them.

    I know of some Europeans that use Seeed Studio and Futurlec in Asia. Seeed is probably 3-4 weeks right now (although you can probably DHL in 1 week), but you may be able to get 10 boards for US$50 w/o shipping.

    Among everything else you neglected to mention is whether or not you care about mask or silkscreen. Futurlec allows you to skip both. Some others do also.
     
  10. Wendy

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    You will find a lot of people make their own. It isn't that hard, but there is a learning curve.
     
  11. JMD

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    Gonna give them a look! :)
    Reason why i didnt mention silkscreen etc., is because it isnt an important factor.
    EDIT: Sound quite okay! http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/domino-pcb-service-cost-per-sqcm-p-68.html?cPath=64_12


    Bill --> Ive made my own quite some times, and it aint that fun :D I used the etching method. In my opinion, the result is crappy.
     
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