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Single PC Boards

kimbear

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Where can I get a sinle PC Board made, the catch is, that the original was made the old fashioned way, pen and ink on paper. I dont want to have to buy a ton of product to make a 1 off myself.
 

MaxHeadRoom78

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If it is a small one, you get qty 5 for $5.00 from most of the PCB manuf JCBPCB, PCBWAY etc, there are a number to pick from.
You get double sided, through hole plating etc.
I use Kicad to draw up and produce the Gerber files neccesary.
Max.
 

Pommie

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Do you have, or are you able to draw, a schematic? What is the physical size and does it have to stay the same size?

Mike.
 

gophert

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Where can I get a sinle PC Board made, the catch is, that the original was made the old fashioned way, pen and ink on paper. I dont want to have to buy a ton of product to make a 1 off myself.
Post a photo next to a ruler.
 

kimbear

Member
Ok, I shall post both the schematic, and the actual board next to a ruler. Im sorry, I can handle gerber, and stuff like that.
I was hoping to pay someone here for a one off.
 

kimbear

Member
I was actually able to copy the schematic and board layout. As everyone can see, this was not exactly a professional job to begin with, and I would be happy with a copy of the hand drawn unit, it doesnt have to be redrawn
 
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Pommie

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That appears to be a very old radio circuit. Why do you need it? Is it a restoration project?

Mike.
 

kimbear

Member
Thank you very much everyone, I think I will get some of that laser paper for heat transfer directly by ironing onto a board, and try that.
 

Nigel Goodwin

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Im sorry Mr. Goodwin, but does it really matter what the circuit board Is for, as long as its not to make a Bomb? You kinda make me think that you are putting down my hobby.
I've no problem whatsoever with you making it, but I would suggest you might like to try JLCPCB, who provide a free online PCB design package, and will make 5 prototype for very little money - and you could sell the other four to your friends.
 

Visitor

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Another option, if you live in the USA, is ExpressPCB.com

They also offer free schematic capture and board layout software.
ExpressPCB was a good option in the US, years ago. $65 for 3 boards of a fixed size with limited features doesn't compare to $5 for 10 boards 2-sided boards of up to 100mm × 100mm, with soldermask and silkscreen on top and bottom.
 

gophert

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All of those PCB vendors do a good job at a low rate BUT, someone has to draw it. He doesn't have a Gerber file.
 

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