Where to order custom PCBs
Since I'm already somewhat tired of the mess of wires on the backside of perfboards I was thinking of ordering some custom PCBs. Where do people order them these days? Cheaper being better in my case. I was thinking http://dirtypcbs.com/ perhaps, most people seem happy with that (and they refund you if things go really awry). $14 for 10pcs 50x50 boards (9-12pcs in reality).
Any other options? I only need 10 or so boards, after that I hope to buy the official MySensors battery board.
I was thinking of looking into Eagle but since I have done no work like this before it seems like a steep learning curve. What do we have readily available for printing right now? I only found this so far:
Is this the most feature complete board currently? It seems pretty solid and forward thinking.
I am using itead http://imall.iteadstudio.com/ for making boards. 10$ + shipping 4 $ for 10 boards is good value.
I still have some of my boards left if you are interested?
Opps, I meant to say @Bandra 's board is a great small footprint board, If you're looking for small form factor, I highly recommend his.
Really like the possibility for adding an eeprom though @Mrlynx. Been thinking about that but I haven't heard much lately and I don't remember if we settled on how / if this would be used in the future?
Iteadstudio was cheaper than I realized. But if I had to send in the files myself, I'd rather go with dirtypcbs since they offer more options (colors etc, yeah yeah I know, silly) and accept Eagle files directly without the need to convert them yourself. They also use a lead free surface finish at no extra cost if that matters to people.
I am using itead http://imall.iteadstudio.com/ for making boards.
I ordered one board from them, which I couldn't etch myself as the SMD's are very cluttered in the bottom-left:
Very nice quality, fast support and good price!
@Yveaux Looks great. Love the silkscreen logos and everything. I don't claim to be an art critic in any way but I don't see why people don't add more stuff like that to to pcbs, I mean I realize not all boards can look like this but ...
I meant to say @Bandra 's board is a great small footprint board, If you're looking for small form factor, I highly recommend his.