RE: Re: [cosmacelf] Surface mount 1861 replacement
Maybe I wasn't clear when explaining the costs involved with the PCBs.
I use a service named pad2pad. They have proprietary software that is free and easy to use. It does not create Gerber files, so I am locked to their manufacturing service.
I either use pad2pad or expresspcb depending on how fast I need my boards.
When I use expresspcb, I order my boards on Monday and have them Wednesday. They are expensive but quick.
I use pad2pad when I am not in a hurry and need full solder mask and silk. They are slower, but the boards are nicer.
When I designed the AVI1861 PCBs, the price for a single board was $152.46. When I changed the quantity to 80 the price was $176.05.
The actual price for 100 boards was $183.82. This is what I paid.
As I wrote on the web page, they shipped me 128 panelized boards. So the effective cost per board ended up being $1.44. I received the boards two weeks after ordering.
I have used eagle for small boards, but some of my boards surpass their size and hole count restrictions. Some of my boards would require their most expensive license. Plus, I am not a real fan of eagle.
I hope that helps clear up what I meant by "When I priced out the boards 1 was going to cost as much as 80."
Sorry I wasn't more clear.
---In firstname.lastname@example.org, <email@example.com> wrote:I found this line on the web page puzzling: "When I priced out the
boards 1 was going to cost as much as 80."
I just purchased a board (from OSH Park) that is about DIP40 sized (to
make a breakout board for a 38 pin surface mount micro-controller) and I
received 3 copies for $8.10 total (including shipping). A bit high if I
wanted to do a large run but less than $3 a copy is very reasonable for
the quantities I need.
David W. Schultz
Returned for Regrooving