[OT]Homebrew PCB fabrication

From: 9000 VAX <vax9000_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun Feb 20 19:06:38 2005

On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 17:13:07 -0700, woodelf <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca> wrote:
> emanuel stiebler wrote:
> > Just in case it is obvious, but did you check the prices for 2 layer
> > boards ? I think the prices are as low as never before, so I wouldn't
> > even start to do it on my own.
> The prices may be low but what about good cad software?
> Free or under $100 US would be nice.
> Here in Canada I was looking at about $75? setup and $1.00 can per sq inch.
> Of course two boards minum. Unless you plan to do 3x4 inch pcb's or
> thousands
> I too think getting the pros to do it is a better idea.
> Ben alias woodelf.
> PS the homebrew computer using CPLD's is going to need a far bigger
> board than demo PCB software gives.

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!

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.

vax, 9000

Received on Sun Feb 20 2005 - 19:06:38 GMT

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