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printed circuit board (prototypes)

mark
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:13:13 GMT

greetings, in addition to the other various tools, does anyone in the local area know or have access to printed circuit board prototyping? thanks for any help and direction

Michael Schippling
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:47:00 GMT

I don't know of local resources, but I use these folks in Santa Barbara CA: https://www.expresspcb.com/ they give you easy to use schematic and layout software -- which use a proprietary format, so not transferable, but did I say, free and easy to use? -- and have a 3 day turn around time.

jaimyverhagen
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:24:53 GMT

You can also laser cut a spray painted blank board, then etch away the exposed copper, remove the rest of the paint, and you have your pcb, it's more work, but it's a way to do it.

Michael Schippling
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:57:12 GMT

Funny, I was just wondering about doing that. Still have to drill the board, although after etching the copper would be clear and maybe the laser could be used on a second pass? However, in private conversation, I found that the OP on this thread was looking for surface mount board assembly shops that could do pick'n'place with minuscule parts.

jaimyverhagen
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:37:43 GMT

The laser cutter has trouble cutting the fiberglass, I was thinking about the same thin, you can get a miniature drill on ebay, and 3d print a simple press