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wilykat

I have a project that I'd like PCB made. I have used Eagle and made it and it looks good.

My board is nearly 1.9" x 2.45" (almost 48mm x 62mm), 2 layers.  That comes to 4.7 sq in (almost 3000 sq mm

I'd like to have 4 to start with for final testing and if needed, revision.  I'd prefer USA or Canada company for shorter mail time.

TIA!!

codlink

OSH Park uses a US fab house.  Great quality, and usually a 2 week turn-around.

Don't need Gerbers either.  Just upload your brd file.
//LiNK

vasquo

Oshpark is great. But they deliver in multiples of (3).  A 2x2.5" will be about $25.10 total for 3pcs.

KirAsh4

If you're willing to go overseas, places like iTeadStudio and SeeedStudio can both deliver within 2 weeks.  48mm x 62mm puts you in the range of a 50mm x 100mm board. 10 boards for $22 plus shipping.  It's that shipping that will determine how fast you receive it ... faster = higher shipping cost.

wilykat

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Apr 29, 2013, 01:55 pm Last Edit: Apr 29, 2013, 01:57 pm by wilykat Reason: 1
I revised my board a bit, it will work with internal 8MHz clock which means fewer parts needed on board, that made my final version a bit smaller than 5x5cm.  The oversea option is looking better due to much lower cost, 10 5x5 boards for $10

Now if I can figure out how to convert eagle to gerbers...

codlink

The instructions are on Itead's site.  The same page where you select your options for the board.
//LiNK

wilykat

Found the cam files that I could download so it could create the correct gerber files for them.

CrossRoads

US industry does not look competitive for small orders. Most charge a setup fee that makes the cost non-competitive.
None (but oshpark apparently) that I have queried do the compiling of designs into a group-buy panel for small lot purchases.
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HugoPT

I use elecrow.com services.They let you choose the color of the board with no extra cost and is more cheap than Iteadstudio IMO.I really recommend then.
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