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Author Topic: Good PCB manufacturers and software  (Read 663 times)

Offline kurt-olsson

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Good PCB manufacturers and software
« on: October 02, 2018, 02:17:52 AM »
Hi.

I will need a PCB that connects my Teensy with ULN2803a (2 minimum). I also want the PCB to have db connector.

Does anyone have any references?

I thinking of using easyEDA since many manufacturers can use their format.


Offline Joe Lavery

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Re: Good PCB manufacturers and software
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 03:15:54 AM »
Hi Kurt
I have used EasyPCB they are cheap,  quick and good quality boards. I believe their minimum order is 5 boards.
I use Eagle for creating the circuit which is free for making small boards.
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Re: Good PCB manufacturers and software
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 03:17:05 AM »
Thanks Joe!
This is exact the information i was after!

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Re: Good PCB manufacturers and software
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 04:21:36 AM »
Just another thought, if your design is more complicated you can use DesighSpark from RS electronic that is also free and very powerful.
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Re: Good PCB manufacturers and software
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 04:39:48 AM »
This will be very basic.

Components will only be Teensy and ULN2803a darlington transistor chips.

What is the website link for the easypcb manufacturer?

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Re: Good PCB manufacturers and software
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 12:56:57 PM »
Sorry Kurt
My memory failed me on my original post the company is ALLPCB.
https//allpcb.com

I must be getting old. 8)
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Re: Good PCB manufacturers and software
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2018, 02:02:35 PM »
Thanks again Joe.

My first homemade pcb for the anti-ice panel is soon done. It works but its really amaturish compared to the custom pcb with connectors... :(

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Re: Good PCB manufacturers and software
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2018, 06:20:25 PM »
I built all my PCB's with DipTrace https://diptrace.com/ There's a free version of it that allows for 300 pins.  You can also request a free non-profit lite license that allows for slightly larger projects up to 500 pins.  I had to get that for FMC PCB board.

For manufacturing, I'll either use OshPark here in the States for small boards/small orders
https://oshpark.com/

or EasyEDA/JLCPCB in Shenzen China for larger boards/large orders. 
https://jlcpcb.com/quote

Never had a problem with either one.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2018, 06:23:17 PM by Nolatron »

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Re: Good PCB manufacturers and software
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2018, 11:02:36 AM »
I built all my PCB's with DipTrace https://diptrace.com/ There's a free version of it that allows for 300 pins.  You can also request a free non-profit lite license that allows for slightly larger projects up to 500 pins.  I had to get that for FMC PCB board.

For manufacturing, I'll either use OshPark here in the States for small boards/small orders
https://oshpark.com/

or EasyEDA/JLCPCB in Shenzen China for larger boards/large orders. 
https://jlcpcb.com/quote

Never had a problem with either one.

Interesting....I use all the same.

 

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