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Jun 18, 2016, 02:56 am Last Edit: Jun 18, 2016, 03:03 am by casemod
Elecrow. 2 weeks from factory to my hand using the slow postage option. They must post in bulk to the UK or something, my packages are traceable and delivered by Royal mail 2 days before delivery.

Having said that I received a credit from PCBWay a while ago. I havent read great reviews about them so I'm waiting for something that its not critical to try them.

I have been using Eagle 7.5 (professional license) for quite a while now and have not noticed any CAM processor errors (using .CAM and .DRU files from iteadstudio).
You can see boards here

I'm reluctant to upgrade when V6 does all I need. How have you find it? Are the extra features of any use? Also where do you assemble your boards?


I had issues with V6 crashing on me and losing work on complex designs with lots of parts and many many traces (I complained and found out there are regular backups made so that you can recover without having to re-do too much, rename the .s#1 and .b#1 for example to .sch and .brd to recover).

MrsCrossRoads and I do most of our own assembly.  If we have a large run of boards for a commercial customer, we farm that out, that gets tedious to assemble. Or large boards with tons of parts, gets hard to place a really large number of small SMD parts without screwing something up. Or boards with fine pitch parts and 0402, 0603 size components.
Boards with thru hole and 0805 parts are not bad. I try to keep designs under 10cm x 10cm to keep board costs down.

Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.


Jul 08, 2016, 07:43 pm Last Edit: Jul 08, 2016, 07:47 pm by Vincent19
Wanna do cheap PCB prototyping ? You should never miss SMART-PROTOTYPING

Check them out. Not ONLY cheap price for as low quantity for 5 pcs, they have more discounts for mass production !!! The PCBs are high quality as well especially I like the silkscreen from them. They help you to turn your idea into product by going through a complete solution for you from PCB prototyping to PCB Assembly, Testing and so on !

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Have you tried anything complicated? Your examples are all too simple.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.


1Sheeld is something more complicated that I know of is produced by them: http://1sheeld.com/

You can try. It's really CHEAP ! :)


I used PCBshopper to select the cheap PCB manufacturers and EasyEDA seems to be a good choice.
I've used it a couple of times and have been impressed by the quality of their PCBs.

There is a pricing calculator at https://easyeda.com/order. The cheapest option is for 10pcs of 50mmx50mm boards, which comes to 9.8USD. 10pcs of 100mmx100mm boards is 17.6USD. For larger boards, 5pcs is cheaper than 10pcs. Definitely worthwhile messing around with the pricing calculator.

Prices don't include shipping. Standard shipping is "From $6" according to https://easyeda.com/Doc/Tutorial/PCBOrder.htm.

EasyEDA offers a free, web-based tools to do the schematic capture, any simulation required and the PCB layout and then generate the Gerbers (which are free to download and can be used with any PCB fab house: there's no tie to EasyEDA). From within EasyEDA, the Gerbers can be submitted straight to EasyEDA for fab.

They even provide a free online gerber viewer to help you check Gerber files before sending the PCB designs for manufacturing.

There's a thread on their site asking much the same with a couple of pictures from users:



https://easyeda.com/order website won't open for me.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.


https://easyeda.com/order website won't open for me.
I have not met such problems, maybe you can reload the page https://easyeda.com/order or you can directly contact them at support@easyeda.com, their customer support is excellent. :)


looks like that here a lot of people are advicing their own sites....

since i don t need to meet any standard and i do really REALLY simple stuff someone can advice me a cheep site?


It depends on where your from, but I tried PCBway and OSHpark.

PCBway is cheaper, but the quality is MUCH lower than OSHpark... The price/quality ratio difference ended up making OSHpark a better choice.
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Oh yes you are right i forgot to say that i need the shipping to italy, i red that osh should be free worldwide


You should read earlier posts to this thread. There are several good places to buy. I use Itead studio
10cm*10cm is 19$ plus postage. Often the postage cost is higher than the PCB cost. I have also ordered larger and they were good with reasonable cost.


Oct 27, 2016, 10:49 am Last Edit: Nov 09, 2016, 07:56 am by pcbfreak
I've used http://www.pcbway.com a lot of times for my pcbs. The quality is satisfying and they ship to Europe. The shipment usually takes 15-25 days. The shipping costs go up depending on the weight of your pcbs so try to keep it light if possible.

here are some photos:

looks like that here a lot of people are advicing their own sites....

since i don t need to meet any standard and i do really REALLY simple stuff someone can advice me a cheep site?


Nov 24, 2016, 09:27 am Last Edit: Nov 24, 2016, 10:01 am by carlosclearman
Well... nobody mentioned the partner currently I go with. Just for your info. It's good and cheap. I would like to mention it here inorder to help the next man with the same needs and requirements.

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One debugging step I have learned the hard way is to view only layer 19 the unrouted layer.  In a complex board you may not be able to see short unrouted air traces, by only showing the unrouted layer you of course can see them clearly if they are there.

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