DirtyPCBs two layer ENIG PCB review by manis404: The standard service is $14 for 10 boards. You can have the pads ENIG finished for $15 more, which brings the total cost to $29 for 10 boards, shipped. It is still … Read more
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From the comments on our previous PCB Checklist post, George Hadley shared this helpful checklist for submitting a PCB to a fab house: Systematic PCB Verification Approach (PDF!): 1. Parts completion check: 1. All major components included? Microcontroller/FPGA/SoC/Microprocessor/CPLD? Power supply/regulation? Sensors? User interface … Read more
As a follow up to the PCB layout design with DipTrace post, KF5OBS blogged about on how to set-up DipTrace to export a PCB layout correctly for Dirty PCB: Dirty PCB offers – as the name implies – dirt cheap PCB … Read more
Baldengineer’s checklist for submitting a PCB to a fab house: Recently I’ve been expanding my retro game collection to include game cartridges imported from Japan. The problem is that I don’t have Japanese game systems (yet). So I’m creating an open … Read more
Diyouware TwinTeeth, an open-source PCB mini-factory : It includes the following functions: UV Laser photoengraving on sensitive film or presensitized boards using an ultraviolet laser. Drilling vias and holes using any mini-rotary tool like Dremel® or Proxxon® Dispensing solder paste … Read more
Peter of Cytec BG writes, “My idea was for pcb designers to be able to quickly, whithout too much hassle, check their board for correct footprints (especially for connectors) and collisions between components. Currently one can change soldermask colors, silkscreen layers, move … Read more
Every Friday we give away some extra PCBs via Facebook. This post was announced on Facebook, and on Monday we’ll send coupon codes to two random commenters. The coupon code usually go to Facebook ‘Other’ Messages Folder . More PCBs via Twitter … Read more
Natalie Kane writes: Nora is the most recent approach to cram up everything of the recent prototypes but use only 2 layers and populate all of the components on one side. Nora is the smallest board with a LiPo charger … Read more
@alper_yazar tweeted picture of his “Dirty” isoUSBRS422 boards.
Rohit writes, “I made a PCB Ruler that contains almost all tools to help you from designing a part to testing the final build” More details on Rohit’s blog. Via the contact form.
Elpis over at Embedded Day decided to design and make his own PCB quadcopter frame: This is my second build and I desired to build the main frame out of PCB instead of plywood like before. I’ve also include the … Read more
Why did you choose Dirty PCBs? Was there something else you liked about them? Adrian Jones over at WoodUino tried it out: As you can see, I chose a white coating for the boards but they offer many colours at no extra cost. … Read more
In this video Stijn Kuipers demonstrates his Yellow-Panel microgameboy: The recent DirtyPCBs.com paneling experiment resulted in a nice new addition to our prototyping toolbox. The yellow panel contains: Wolfsom SMT microphone breakout with small amplifier QFN24-to-dip adapter Freescale K20 TFT backpack (enhanced … Read more
rampadc shared detailed instructions of how to solder headers without drilling holes: During a moment of weakness and extreme laziness, the idea of soldering a through-hole header as normal SMD components popped up. This method is probably quite old and … Read more
@ibuildrockets tweeted picture of his Blinky board from DirtyPCB: Ooh! Just had my order of PCBs arrive from @DirtyBoardsPCBs So red and purdy!
B-tronics built a free Bus Pirate v3.8 PCB. The Bus Pirate is an open source hacker multi-tool that talks to electronic stuff. If you build a free PCB we’ll send you another one! Blog about it, post a picture on … Read more
mlerman wrote this instructable detailing the build of his USB microscope guided PCB drill: Most of the printed circuit boards I make at home are simple single sided boards. Drilling requirements are minimal, mostly holes to mount the board and an … Read more
@RyanteckL tweeted picture of his DirtyPCB TurtlTeck: Final TurtlTeck PCBs arrived from DIrtyPCBs arrived today! Via Twitter.
Jan Henrik writes, “I just recieved some postbags from Sparkfun with Ding and Dents, so I decided to make a review, what I got and if its worth it…” Via the contact form.
TechBitar shared his latest project the BridgeDuino with boards from DirtyPCBs: BridgeDuino is a Swiss army knife PCB for rapid networking of inexpensive wireless communication modules. Breadboards are super for one-off experiments. But after prototyping half a dozen wireless prototypes involving … Read more