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Old 03-13-2009, 01:02 AM #1
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Default Cheap Circuit Boards

Almost everyone on here uses the lava drives and other pcb fabricated boards for driving there diodes. Buying and ordering these boards can be very expensive!
Well thanks to "batchpcb" it is cheaper and easier than ever before to make, buy and order them.

"batchpcb is a low-cost pcb manufacturing service run by retailer sparkfun in cooperation with gold phoenix. using them, you can get your design prototyped for as little as $2.50 a sq in. The service collects orders until they have enough to manufacture an entire panel. it may take time to get the boards back, but they’re high quality. batchpcb just added a brand new features: now anyone can list their verfied design files on the ‘products‘ page for other hobbyists to order runs of. yes, people could always upload free designs themselves, but this makes it much easier to order a board even if the designer has no plans of making a kit of it."

Here is there website http://batchpcb.com/

So if you guys are interested in making your own driver boards (with permission of the creators/ designers!) I would recommend using this service as it is the cheapest that i have seen. It would also make a very good idea for a group buy!

Just saw this and thought that they came up with a great idea to get the cost of manufacturing down. I thought i would share it with everyone.

ps) if you are going to be making your own Lava driver boards or rkcstr boards please show respect for the creators and get their permission before ordering/making your own!



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Yeah, that's the company Sparkfun Electronics uses. Seems pretty decent.
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does any one have a circuit board design ? if so ill look in to it to have some made ?
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What about the old groove drivers, those aren't in production anymore, so i don't think anybody would mind if they were made again.
[s]Was it Kenom that made those?[/s] they were actually the first generation of lavarivers.
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does any one have a circuit board design ? if so ill look in to it to have some made ?
Jake ill see what i can do
i have digital electronics tomorrow
i'm always bored in that class anyway!
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Hey just what I am looking for. Thanks!
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