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Mar 15, 2017, 08:15 pm Last Edit: Mar 15, 2017, 08:23 pm by CrossRoads
I'm still happy with Iteadstudio. 10-lot of 5x5cm, 5x10cm, and 10x10cm for $$9.90, $14.90 and $19.90 plus shipping. You can cram a lot of parts on a board, and a really big amount if have components on both sides, altho routing then becomes a work of art.
You can see lots of examples on my website www.crossroadsfencing.com/Bobuino17/
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.


PS: I've also been very happy with OSHPark; they're quick, and they're very cheap for very small boards, and three is frequently plenty...  And ITead, too.

It's ... fascinating that these low-priced services seem to be doing well enough to expand their offerings (larger boards, more colors, more thicknesses ... all things that used to cost extra, are now available at at least SOME vendors for free.)


I have been very happy with elecrow. They are the cheapest option for 4 layer 2oz boards. They also have a green only special sometimes 10x10cm for 10 dollars.


Mar 16, 2017, 09:01 am Last Edit: Mar 16, 2017, 09:17 am by tkbyd
OSH Park has been great for me, a simple hobbyist. Very easy to place order. No hassles. Free p&p to anywhere in the world, and no, they don't send by "slow boat". USPS first class air.

Not relevant to everyone but...

1) If YOU *want* to share your design, you tick a box, and anyone who wants a copy of your board can order direct from OSH. Well... if they want 3 copies of your board. (3 boards is minimum order). For instance my little board to give you screw terminal connectors and a little bit of "proto" space around an Arduino Pro Mini, or similar...


2) If you use KiCad (Great free multi-platform PCB design software), OSH park only needs one of the files that is native to that package.

More on my OSH experiences:http://www.arunet.co.uk/tkboyd/ele1bps.htm

More on KiCad:http://kicadhowto.org/

One other aspect of using OSH Park... the job is done in the USA. I have little patience with nationalists who won't share their wealth with other humans, regardless of , would rather pay a "support the indolent" tax... but I do like saving delivery time.


OSH Park
Oh.  Also their on-line order order/preview/visualization system is pretty brilliant!  You can try it out without actually placing an order, and it's probably worthwhile to do so!


Well I placed three orders for different boards...

one from Itead,   10 boards 10cm x 10cm came to about 27$ shipped to Texas

one from Seeed,  10 boards 10cm x 10cm came to about 20$ shipped to Texas
I liked the 'preview' of my files after upload

and one from Accutrace...for right at 5 times the cost  :o 
10 boards 4.5cm x 6.5cm came to about 110$ shipped to Texas
 However, they are the only ones I have real (but limited) experience, and I've been very pleased with there service/quality, plus it appears they are USA based.

at least that way I can compare each of the sevices... :)

Thanks again for everyone's suggestions...


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