Free PCB Sunday: Pick your PCB

We go through a lot of prototype PCBs, and end up with lots of extras that we’ll never use. Every Sunday we give away a few PCBs from one of our past or future projects, or a related prototype. Our PCBs are made through Seeed Studio’s Fusion board service.

This week two random commenters will get a coupon code for the free PCB drawer tomorrow morning. Pick your own PCB.

You get unlimited free PCBs now – finish one and we’ll send you another!

Don’t forget there’s free PCBs three times every week:

  • Tweet-a-PCB Tuesday. Follow us and get boards in 144 characters or less
  • Facebook PCB Friday. Free PCBs while you wait for the weekend
  • Free PCB Sunday, right here on the blog

Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors.

Are you interested in blogging with us? Drop us a line. This probably won’t be a paid position, but you get a back stage pass, free PCBs, and free projects. US and international bloggers are welcome.

Some stuff:

  • Yes, we’ll mail it anywhere in the world!
  • Be sure to use a real e-mail in the address field so we can contact you with the coupon.
  • Limit one PCB per address per month please.
  • Like everything else on this site, PCBs are offered without warranty.
  • PCBs are scrap and have no value, due to limited supply it is not possible to replace a board lost in the post

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  1. Have you got some older versions of that Flash Destroyer, hehe? Maybe I’ll go order something next month once I get bored with erasing EEPROMs. Thanks for the easy-to-solder USB kit – it’s sitting right next to me as of this moment! ;) I’m trying to get the stuff together to learn surface-mount techniques since they actually look easier for larger projects but it’s very hard to find all the tool and solder pastes I’ll need. Anyone know a good, cheap source of low-temp solder-containing paste for stencil methods? I’m going to go for the heatgun+hotplate technique since it seems the most economical to start with. You only need a (preheating) hotplate with a copper or aluminum heat spreader in place of or on top of the original one, a stencil to match the board layout, low-temp solder paste, a heatgun, and a LOT of practice. A better method is the oven method but I don’t want to spend that kind of money, yet. I also want to avoid flux that needs nasty chemicals to clean it. Attaching the heat spreader on top of the iron plate would have the advantage that heat is more stable but it would take longer to warm up. Either way, there must be a thermostat. I don’t own an IR camera or thermal sensor so I’ll be practicing on cheap, throwaway chips (<$1 each) that are still easy to test. EEPROMs come to mind.

    It would be nice to get a bonus random board to go with my shipment. Are these coming from one of the stores or from the developers? It's be nice not to waste the shipping costs. Then again, a board can be sent in a lined envelope which is only a couple dollars via USPS.

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