CHEAP board houses?

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CHEAP board houses?

Post by tgraz34 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:16 pm

Does anyone know about any board houses "PCB manufactures" that make boards at low cost boards in high volume. I'm making "learn how to solder kits" for my electronics teacher and I need to buy in bulk at low prices.

If you see this brad, where did you order these boards from in this video?
http://www.youtube.com/user/00retrobrad ... gJ6w61CWHg

Its amazing that you were able to sell each game for $10 a piece. Such a low price. It cost me $34 FOR ONE BOARD where I get mine from.

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Re: CHEAP board houses?

Post by brad » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:50 am

If you are looking to buy in the hundreds, then I certainly recommend

http://www.pcbcart.com

they have an instant online quote page so it's quick and easy to see exactly how much they will cost.

You need to buy in bulk because they have a one off tooling charge for each order (which is around $40 - $50)

But I think for that Christmas display in the video, all up including the tooling charge it would have been around $1 per board (I bought 150 of them)

I also had my 8x8 game system made there and they cost me about $4 per board (I think the board size was 10cm x 7cm)

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Re: CHEAP board houses?

Post by Garth » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:36 pm

discussed on another forum, with names and URLs, at http://forum.6502.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1913
http://WilsonMinesCo.com/ lots of 6502 resources

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Re: CHEAP board houses?

Post by brad » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:09 am

I can add to this post again, iteadstudio.com

They have been my favourite for a couple of years now and they are reliable and inexpensive!

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Re: CHEAP board houses?

Post by Abby » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:36 pm

Hello, if you want to order the PCB, you can recommend WellPCB, you can calculate the price online, very convenient. I hope to help you! :D

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Re: CHEAP board houses?

Post by Garth » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:06 pm

There are so many now. I've been using DirtyPCBs, and getting excellent prices, no quality problems, and relatively fast service. I've been using them for hobby boards and for prototypes of the simpler ones of our products at work. (When we're ready for production, we go to more-professional board houses that are set up to make larger quantities and better quality of multilayer boards.)
http://WilsonMinesCo.com/ lots of 6502 resources

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Re: CHEAP board houses?

Post by brad » Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:38 pm

I now use JLCPCB.com for my prototypes and then PCBWAY.com for when I need bulk batches made and assembled :)

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