[Noisebridge-discuss] PCB fab places?

Ray waywardengineer at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 23:37:00 PST 2011


Wow express PCB does look cheap and not that slow! It's a bummer that
you HAVE to order from their software, I already designed the thing in
eagle and dont feel like starting over. Blargh


On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Lorah Gross <lorah at lorah.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 4:57 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>>
>> You can fab boards at noisebridge.  Its not that hard, i've done it many
>> times.
>>
>> You take some glossy paper (i used to buy cheap inkjet paper, and then i
>> discovered that glossy magazine pages work just as well) and a blank
>> circuitboard (we have tons of the stuff in the PCB bin on the shelf)
>>
>> print your board pattern (mirror image) with a LASER PRINTER onto the
>> glossy paper,
>>
>
> [snip]
>
>>
>> A child could do it!
>
> There's a great 5 minute video of this technique (as well as using the same
> technique to create etched copper and brass jewelry) that's presented by an
> adorable little girl (Sylvia's Super Awesome Mini Maker Show):
>
> http://youtu.be/lxRNQbEGwm4
>
>> > Does anybody know of a good place to get a pc board fabbed? I've
>> > usually used gold phoenix for projects that need multiples of the same
>> > design, but this time I just need one. It doesn't need more than 2
>> > layers or anything fancy, does anybody have a favorite local place for
>> > this kinda thing?
>
> People have told me that they really like Express PCB but I'm thinking that
> you might have been one of those people. :)
>
> http://www.expresspcb.com/
>
> 3 boards for $51 (I know you only need one but maybe spares might be nice to
> have?)
>
> Lorah
>


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