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Jul 17, 2017, 05:40 pm Last Edit: Jul 17, 2017, 11:18 pm by arduino123456789
Hi all,


I found a ver very good and  really cheap pcb service!
Its called PCBWay, and they have cheap 2layer 10x 10x10cm pcb for just $5!
and shipping to the Netherlands was just $7!(china post)
And they have real good and very kind customer service witch reply back very fast and every question i had got answered in not time AND they give you $5 free for your first order!
Pcb's look good and came fast.
All pcb's where exported with eagle.
I got 2 extra pcb's(win win) probably if a pcb fails check or something.
I used blue silkscreen with white text for the pcb and also bought some project pcb's with holes wich i got in 5 collors and look absolutly great!
The blue silkscreen looks absolutly perfect, its really perfectly alligned!
and the text looked good, it looked a little bit blocky but still it looks great!
I ordered pcb's for a adafruit solar charger clone as i needed 9 of them and just didnt have the money to buy them.
Since i already had all the components i needed exept the pcb's i just bought the pcb's since their charger is opensource and created them my self to save some costs.(i'll probable sell the last one i dont need)
At first i thought if i had to buy the comonents also it all would be more expensive but i calculated if i wanted to create 10 solar chargers and bought all components from aliexpress and bought the pcbs from pcbway i save around $30 to my suprise!!!!!(first time self build a product is cheaper then buying) :)
The chargers are for my solar powered raspberry pi zero powered wireless timelapse and livestream camera's, witch will be mounted in my backyard pointing at bird homes and one as security camera for my back yard gate to watch intruders. :)
I already finished one of the charger and it looks really really impressive with the blue silkscreen!
I'll maybe upload some pics of my assembled pcb's and bare pcb's soon for other peaple to check and i am probably going to clone the adafruit powerboost 1000 charger too!(because its cheaper offcourse, i still bought a lot of products from adafruit so i am still supporting them).
The pcb's are of good quality, no broken or half traces, all boards are straight and not bend, all boards got the silkscreen and white text right so they just look amazing!
I really really recommend this service to everyone and i am defenitly going to try their 4 layer too some time!!
And they also offer cheap assembly services so maybe i will try that sometime too!
Since i am very very and very happy with my pcb's i am defenitly buying from them again and again in the future and recommend them to everyone!

So now i want to know who else used this service and had good experience or wants to try it out?


hope to hear from you all!

westfw

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Jul 18, 2017, 12:24 pm Last Edit: Jul 18, 2017, 11:07 pm by westfw Reason: Fix image
I used pcb way on the 4chip z80 board that iv e been playing with.  I wasn't quite so lucky on postage, but I was impressed by quality and overall speed of delivery.



hugo007

I use and recommend elecrow.They are fast and good quality multi color boards.
Elecrow
Debian,Mint,Ubuntu
Arduino Mega 2560
Arduino Nano
Arduino Duemilanove
MAC OS Montain Lion
Raspberry PI Model B

I used pcb way on the 4chip z80 board that iv e been playing with.  I wasn't quite so lucky on postage, but I was impressed by quality and overall speed of delivery.



Those boards look nice!
Is it going to emulate a z80 computer?
Would be nice to see it work.
How many layers pcb have you used?

I use and recommend elecrow.They are fast and good quality multi color boards.
Elecrow
Well, i personally never used elecrow.
But everyone his own choise.
I did use OSHpark before but found them getting expensive when needing larger boards.

westfw

I've never used more than two layers.
The Z80 board has a Z80, a memory chip (64k), and an ATmega32 (running arduino code) that does front-panel-like things, bootloading the Z80, and all the IO.  It's currently running BASIC, figForth, and CP/M.
All the details are here: https://hackaday.io/project/19000-a-4-4ics-z80-homemade-computer-on-breadboard


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