Spark Fun Prototype Boards

Jim McCorisonJim McCorison Posts: 359
edited 2005-02-20 - 19:46:10 in General Discussion
Has anybody used these guys? tinyurl.com/3pj55. This links to a page within www.sparkfun.com.

They say $2.50 per square inch, including shipping and lots of stuff like 2 layer, silk screen, solder mask. No minimums. Requires Gerber files.

Jim

Comments

  • Paul BakerPaul Baker Posts: 6,351
    edited 2005-01-22 - 13:00:25
    Thanks for the link, thats a great site. at $2.50 per sq in. The equivalent price for the expresspcb 2.5"x4" is $22.50 (compared to expresspcb's $50+), granted it just for 1 board (expresspcb gives you 3), but it is silk-screened too. The fact that you aren't confined to a specific size and you can use a non-propriety design software is also a plus (I like EaglePCB, thier component library is more extensive and (i think) more intuitive design process, plus I don't think expresspcb's software has an auto-route feature). Thier adapter boards are also a great price, typically 1/3 to 1/10 the price of·Digikey's. I'd like to see them expand thier variety of adapter boards (like a generic 100-TQFP), maybe if we as a group start giving them some business we can convince them in expanding thier line of adapter boards.

    Paul
  • PLJackPLJack Posts: 398
    edited 2005-01-26 - 14:52:23
    I agree.
    Where has this site been hiding. Great stuff.

    Jack
  • OrionOrion Posts: 236
    edited 2005-01-28 - 01:06:39
    Goldmine! thank you
  • Harry W. LewisHarry W. Lewis Posts: 13
    edited 2005-02-20 - 18:50:36
    I bought some items from them and was very satisfied with both the service and the items.

    Harry
  • Paul BakerPaul Baker Posts: 6,351
    edited 2005-02-20 - 19:46:10
    I got and assembled thier SD/MMC breakout board the socket's clearance for soldering was pretty tight but they fairly warned about that on thier site. service was good.
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