..Can anyone report on their experience using the assembly services of any of the above (or any service not already mentioned, for that matter)?
These days, there are lots of options for getting PCB board made up, but what if you want to skip the DIY soldering and get a bunch of boards actually assembled? I appreciate this is going to require minimum quantity runs to make it even remotely economical, but what are those minimum quantities, and what are the ins-and-outs of the process?
I had Macrofab assemble my Neutrino:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rabidprototypes/neutrino-the-tiny-32-bit-arduino-zero-compatibleThey're in Texas, and specialize in short runs. Very affordable. Those prototypes were only $35 ea. That's including the cost of the components and shipping. Three week turn time, but they should get faster once they start getting enough orders that they can stop using OSHSpark.http://macrofab.net/