Firstly I think that this is in the right section, if not feel free to move me
I have created an Arduino project and I would like to turn this into a PCB design. Currently there are a few inefficiencies in the design as there are unnecessary components (unneeded pins etc) and the Microcontroller might also consequently need to be changed. Therefore I need to pay someone to go over the circuit and make it more efficient, the circuit is currently at 75 components and I believe that by optimising the circuit it could be got down to 55-60 components.
Once the circuit has been perfected (or close to it ...) I will need to have the PCB layout designed, the PCB should be between 55-60 components. The component placement and routing does not need to be particularly close as I have 25 square inches of space available inside of the product! Consequently whether it is 1 or 2 sided will come down to design and manufacturing cost as opposed to saving space.
So my question is: How much would I be looking at for someone to optimise my circuit? How much would I be looking at to have a 55-60 component PCB layout to be designed? I would do it myself but I am lacking ... when it comes to final product circuit designing skills. The results of online calculators seem to be vague and have huge ranges and I don't want to be the mug getting ripped off!
If anybody has any companies that they are aware of which provide good prices I would love to hear them (UK preferably) and if anybody needs anymore info feel free to ask.
I do that all the time for folks.
I try to limit designs to 100mm x 100mm to keep PCB costs down. Double sided board for traces with all components on one side is standard build technique.
Need to see your schematic to give you a quote.
e-mail me Robert @ crossroadsfencing. com
I am still a reasonable distance off actually placing an order for the work to be done, I am just looking for a ballpark figure so I know roughly how much capital I need to be raising. I don't have the schematic with me right now, but the circuit is an arduino mini connected to 16leds, dht11 sensor and an ldr.