[Lab] DIY PCB etching

Andrew O'Malley aomalley at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 10:56:10 EST 2012

I can vouch for Seeedstudio, I've ordered from them several times and
have always been happy w/ the result.  Not super fast, but great
boards for a great price.

I've also done some home etching of single-sided boards, which I
blogged about here:

Would also be curious to know what software people are using for the
schematic capture and layout?  I've used Eagle and FreePCB, and am
curious to try gEDA.


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>> One affordable option is Seeedstudio. They will do boards for a great price,
>> and are good to deal with. Their basic service will do 5cm x 5cm PCBs, 2
>> layers, with silk screen and solder mask. And it's only like $10 for 10
>> boards, which is $1 per board. Really it's a fantastic price. 10cm x 10cm is
>> only $25 for 10 boards. And you get the nice professional looking PCBs with
>> holes drilled, solder mask, and silk screen layer on it too...
> There are a lot of board fabricators out there now.  The problem is
> choosing from the huge list.  You have to choose between
> quality/cost/and turn around time.
> Here a a few lists/reviews of them
> http://www.ladyada.net/library/pcb/manufacturers.html
> http://www.opencircuits.com/PCB_Manufacturers

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