Entries Tagged with ‘pcbs’

Recently, Matseng at the Dangerous Prototypes forums posted another source for cheap printed circuit boards and test equipment direct from China: http://www.smart-prototyping.com The site is apparently run by German ex-pats in Shenzhen.  Although the site is pretty sparse at the moment, they’ve got a PCB prototyping service and a selection of very cheap test equipment [...]

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4 months ago, I read about Johan’s Nanino on Hack-A-Day, and thought it would be a great way to teach some folks how to etch their own circuit boards.  Although I’m increasingly shipping PCBs off to China, being able to etch your own boards is a valuable skill to have.  I’ve taught workshops on it in [...]

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We live in a golden era of the electronics hobby.  PCBs are easier to make and cheaper to manufacture than ever before.  In some cases, it can even be easier to have  PCB made than breadboard a circuit.  With the growing proliferation of surface mount components, and ever greater levels of integration, PCBs are more [...]

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