Archive for February 3rd, 2010

Alternatives to BatchPCB

BatchPCB offer an innovative service to electrical hobbyists – the ability to have single circuit boards – or small quantities – professionally manufactured at a relatively reasonable cost. They’ve been around for a while, they’re relatively easy to use, and they’ve become something of a de-facto standard recommendation in the electronics hobbyist community when someone asks about PCB prototyping.

They do good work, and they provide a valuable service, don’t get me wrong. Thing is, they’re also really slow – expect to wait a month or five weeks to get your PCBs – they don’t offer any real options to speak of, and their prices simply aren’t competitive if you need more than one or two copies of the same PCB.

So, with that in mind, here are some recommendations for alternative fabrication houses that I’ve used.
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Published in: Geekiness, General | on February 3rd, 2010 | 9 Comments »