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HOW TO – Get professionally printed circuit boards, cheap

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Get your boards printed by a pro-service for a longer-lasting, better-looking project… By MAKE contributor Mikey @ PopSci!

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  1. “I punched in quantity: 2 y=2″ and x=3″ and got a price of $23.70. So much for my good deal talk, right? But when I changed the quantity to 20, the price drops to $4.80 a board”

    Yeah, that is quite standard with pcb manufacturers. But barebones is geared towards prototypes (1 day shipping, no silk or soldermask), which most people would only want a few of.

    Lots listed here: http://www.ladyada.net/library/pcb/costcalc.html

    http://www.seeedstudio.com is 100cm²*5 for $30 (open source), or 500cm² total, 3 designs, for $90.

    http://www.sureelectronics.net/goods.php?id=70 is 100cm²*5 for $40 (email them, I think the specs on the page are dated).

    Also http://www.myropcb.com if you are doing *many* designs on a single panel, 4 layer in particular.

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