Where to source PC board material and such?

Discussion in 'Homebrew and Kit Projects' started by KI5OMM, Aug 6, 2021.

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  1. KI5OMM

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    Thanks for the links! Much appreciated!
  2. W5GX

    W5GX Ham Member QRZ Page

    There are online PCB factories that will take a gerber file or KiCAD file and make your boards. Some are very cheap (and Chinese - like PCBWay), and others are a little more expensive (American - like OSHPark) - but generally on the order of 10 bucks for three boards at 1.5" square.

    I've been playing around with KiCAD and I really like it.

    Otherwise, as others say, Amazon is a good source. I have a kit with four sizes of protoboard (the kind with pads at 2.54 mm spacing ); several strips of header pins and sockets; jumpers; and screw terminals. Very cool.

    Some images of boards I've been messing around with on KiCAD, below. These use an Arduino Mini Pro.

    Arduino Baofeng Fox.jpg Icom_IC-2730_CBRIDer_SMT.jpg
  3. K8DO

    K8DO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Save the Jameson's for the 75M nets!

    You forgot the most important stuff -
    hasn't shaved in a week
    wearing a tank style, grubby white undershirt with holes in the beer belly
    gravel voice from 45 years of chain smoking 2 packs a day (Everett Dirksen, anyone)
    And thinks that "no kinds, no lids, no space cadets .. .. .." was poetry

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