[OT]Homebrew PCB fabrication

From: Joshua Boyd <jdboyd_at_jdboyd.net>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 15:18:31 +0000

On Sun, Feb 20, 2005 at 08:06:38PM -0500, 9000 VAX wrote:

> I think I can say something here because I am drawing the PCB for my
> project. A good free CAD software is the gEDA suit, including gschem
> (schematic), gsch2pcb(schematic to PCB translator), gerbv (Gerber
> viewer), and pcb (PCB). It is time for you guys to install linux in
> your computer since you guys are computer geeks anyway!

A friend uses PCB heavily for his work, and PCB has been used for some
fairly high projects. It looks like good stuff. I've only fiddled with
it though.

But, I'd like to point out that the stuff will run on Solaris and likely
other OSs. No need to install linux just for that.
> The cheap double side PCB will cost you $33 each
> (http://www.33each.com) for 3 boards, and could be lower than $10 for
> 44 square inch boards with quantity of 100.

Sounds like a reasonable price.

Joshua D. Boyd
Received on Sat Feb 26 2005 - 15:04:54 GMT

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