I have a small project I need some help with. I have never used any software to create a PCB for manufacture. i plan on learning how but for now I am under a time crunch. For this project I need to get about 12 to 16 small boards made. Could some one help me with a lay out? FYI I run Linux at home and have not picked out a fab house yet.
What I have in mind is about a 1" by 1.5" board that holds 2 max485 chips, termination resistors and a 12V to 5 V regulator. All threw hole for easy home soldering. This board would allow me to extend the output pins of the Arduino to distant displays via RS485.
Each board will be able to be configured as a send or receive at the time it is built via trace cut or solder bridge. I am also thinking a couple of extra holes to allow for mounting and maybe some add-on. I have a working schematic and I can talk further if any one is interested. Any files produced will be made open source.