To use European or Chinese based PCB prototyping services is the question Electronics Lab tries to answer. They order the same PCBs from an European and a Chinese PCB manufacturer, and compare the quality and price differences. Based on their … Read more
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Florin made a head to head comparison of Seeed and ITead’s inexpensive PCB services. He made the orders with the same design files, on the same day. While the Seeed order came in after 4 weeks, ITead’s came just 15 … Read more
Megabug received two mysterious PCBs using ITead’s OpenPCB feature. After posting the pics in the forum, diligent members solved the enigma. The black board is a breakout for a passive infrared sensor, while the red board is a open source stepper … Read more
Tayken used ITead’s openPCB service, and got 2 extra boards along with the 8 he ordered. He was successful in identifying one as the Arduino Nano v3.0 (left). Unfortunately the other was only labeled as a LED driver board (center) … Read more
Arhi received a mystery PCB with his last ITead PCB order: TFT digital picture frame with in built Real-Time clock and thermometer Designed by: Erick Aubin I assume B1 is a big capacitor, something like 22000uF or similar (judging from … Read more
ITead started offering chemically etched stainless steel stencils. They’re usually used for easy solder paste placement on SMD boards. They recommend their stencils for SMD components with a pin spacing greater than 0.5mm, and passive components in 0603 packages and … Read more
Several weeks ago we posted about an X-Mas giveaway from Iteadstudio. We were surprised to see that it arrived during our stay in Tokyo! As it was shipped like a regular letter, we suspect it blasted past bigger parcels and slipped … Read more
ITEAD has some upgrades on their PCB prototyping services: All PCBs are now 100% e-tested free of charge There is a new standard dimension, 5cmX10cm The thickness of the Color PCB boards can now be selected from 0.8mm to 1.6mm … Read more
The HanRun HR911105A RJ45 ethernet connector used by the Web Platform and Linux development board is cheap in China, but hard to find at your local distributor. Nexus found them at ITead for $3 a piece. Via the contact form.
Another review of ITead’s OverLoad programmable dummy load: All in all, interesting device. The only major flaw I see attm is that instead of using DAC and drive the current value trough mcu they are doing that analogue … I’ll … Read more
tempmj posted his first impressions ITead’s new programmable dummy load. Via the forum.
ITead will start giving away mystery PCBs with every order: At normal when you make your prototyping PCB from us, we just send you 10 pcs of your design, now we offer this OPEN PCB activity to get 2 more … Read more
Schematic and source for ITead’s programmable dummy load are now available.
Itead posts a reaction to EEVblog’s list of PCB manufacturing quirks: Now we remake the boards again with the same gerber file. Today the boards return, we can not wait to start checking the board, and the result make us … Read more
Flemming has a list of tips for PCB manufacturing at ITead. Seeed Studio uses the same PCB shop, so these tips apply to their Fusion board service too. I do all my PCB production at ITead Studio the price is … Read more