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PhantomInterrogative 
Where do HW devs get their PCBs?
Posted on 24-Jul-2021 23:40:45
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Good day,

I'm new to the Amiga HW dev world. I just sent gerbers to a few different PCB manufacturers. My first quote was $350 for a single board. Considering that many hobby niche market HW is sold for way under $350, I need a few suggestions for places to have my PCB made. In addition, I would greatly appreciate it if an experienced Amiga HW developer could look over my project for rookie mistakes. So...

1. Where do you get your pcbs made?
2. Could one of you fine HW people review my board?

Github link: EKS-1000 v4 Gerbers

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Rose 
Re: Where do HW devs get their PCBs?
Posted on 25-Jul-2021 0:09:51
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@PhantomInterrogative

https://www.pcbway.com/

100mmx100mm 2 layer 5 bucks for 10pcs and 50 for 4 layer. P&P will be around 25 bucks.

https://www.pcbway.com/project/projectsearch?q=Amiga&t=1 Their community side has quite many amiga projects already :)

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dalek 
Re: Where do HW devs get their PCBs?
Posted on 25-Jul-2021 4:43:47
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@PhantomInterrogative

JLCPCB are much better quality than pcbway

https://jlcpcb.com/

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PhantomInterrogative 
Re: Where do HW devs get their PCBs?
Posted on 25-Jul-2021 18:15:04
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@dalek

My project is now quite within the realm of realization. Thank you for the suggestions.

The quote from JLCPCB is $62 for 5 boards (enough for a dev test run).
PCBWay quoted me $86 for 5 boards. Both quotes beat the jaw dropping $350 quote.

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Re: Where do HW devs get their PCBs?
Posted on 27-Jul-2021 2:05:40
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@PhantomInterrogative

I guess I'm out of touch, as I don't remember reading anything about this keyboard project. Can you enlighten me a bit? Is this a new keyboard you are designing to replace A1000 keyboards? If yes, will it be the same length, so that it fits underneath the A1000 in the keyboard "garage" area of the A1000 case?

The A1000 was my first Amiga, so I've always been very fond of its design, and I'd love to see new parts come out for it. I still have 3 A1000's in my Amiga collection, which reminds me, if anyone is looking for any Amiga gear, get in touch with me via PM, or email, as I'm trying desperately to reduce the amount of stuff I own, because I am thinking of moving some time within the next year or so. Don't reply to me here in this thread though, as I don't want to derail it.

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Rob 
Re: Where do HW devs get their PCBs?
Posted on 27-Jul-2021 7:51:54
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@amigadave

There's no mention of a keyboard until your post.

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PhantomInterrogative 
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Posted on 27-Jul-2021 11:31:10
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@Rob

I've mentioned it a few times in passing (Reference in a thread, My own thread). However, for your reading enjoyment, here are my project blog posts...

EKS-1000 Project

March Update

May Update

I do have someone working on case design.

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