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> Score: Lot's Of Crappy But Dirt Cheap Prints., at 21 cents each...
JoOngle
Posted: April 30, 2012 04:10 pm
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This is a change from my high quality PCB thread...here's 100 pcs - dirt cheap - also quite dusty,,,dirty cheap pcb's with two distinct qualities, price and amount...

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What a stash! 100 pcbs, enough to keep anyone busy experimenting without having to re-solder for several winters...

Wonder why I'm showing you this? Well...quality cost more, but sometimes one just wants to throw something together for the fun of it, never mind accuracy and finesse...just a fly by minute experiment here and there and not having to think....oh...gee...I have to offer a NICE pcb for that...won't do it...put-offs...no more excuses.

So I hunted for the cheapest PCB's I could possibly find, and I've used months on searching, possibly years...and found the above stash, he sells a lot of them so just mention if you want the link and I'll link it until he discovers that I'm probably helping him out and he does what everyone else does, up the prices...and I'll remove the link laugh.gif

21 Bucks including shipping for 100 pcs of 5x7cm prints, that's got to be some kind of new low price record.

So...to the quality description, as if the first lines didn't say enough...

1) They're useable, but...
2) They're slightly bent, 1mm or so
3) The holes aren't the best quality, even...but many of them have dust still inside, and needs a forceful pin-push in order to widen the gap...well...not that many, but enough to irritate some, for the price...I can live with this.
4) Single sided only
5) They DO have white silk screening on top....to guide you in component organizing.
6) They also have numbering and lettering coordinate system.
7) And they do also have screw-holes for mounting.
8)...and they'll make your entire room smell like freshly milled PCBs...
9) They're only 21 cents each, 1.4 Swedish kroner.... dirt DIRT cheap.

I absolutely think they're worth it, these are excellent for throwaway projects!



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Posted: April 30, 2012 05:03 pm
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I was too lazy to ever get around to ordering the last deal you found, and then they upped the prices. So, I'm definitely interested in these ones.

How much did the last guy up the prices by? If it's less than 100%, I'm probably still interested in those too.
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Posted: April 30, 2012 05:24 pm
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Right...

Here's the link for the above stash...

Clicky Clicky


Don't have the link for the previous seller of the High Quality PCB's anymore as they're outdated from my eBay history of purchases...but I found a similar stash for you:

High quality clicky clicky

It might even be the same seller as that other thread and he lowered his prices back to 10$ incl. shipping! smile.gif (I bet they read here too...)


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Posted: April 30, 2012 08:03 pm
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Wicked, thanks, I passed it onto my local hackerspace too. I'm sure guys will be quite happy. It's always nice when someone else does all the research and takes the gamble for you.
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Posted: April 30, 2012 09:49 pm
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I've been trying to do only fibreglass boards lately. seems the cheapest paper boards really stink, more than good ones.

i dont know if they only half cured it? or had the ratio off.

but yeah, these are good for prototype, etc. smile.gif


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Posted: April 30, 2012 10:00 pm
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I bought some of those from a guy in BC. Looks like he only marks them up 50% then.
(my shipping losses from Hong Kong have been 100% this year sad.gif )


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those paper/phenolic boards do/will stink ... even after they have been in service for many years .
the surface will "vent out" but any heating , filing or drilling and the stink is on again .

you might try spacing several of them in a stack and letting them vent out ... maybe on your upstairs veranda .


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Are those (100 unit) boards tinned Jo? The image looks like bare copper. mellow.gif


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Posted: May 01, 2012 08:34 am
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@Larry, thanks for the tip...

Doesn't smell once they're in the raaco shelves though, it's not that bad really.

@Mac,

They're not tinned. Most paper pcb's doesn't come pre-tinned afaik. I can't remember the last time I bought them in the stores when they where pre-tinned.

However, the fiber glass ones usually do!



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Posted: May 01, 2012 12:19 pm
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trash shack is currently stocking a few different sizes of phenolic boards much like those pictured .
they are not tinned and stink a little when first removed from the bag .

@ JoOngle :
are all those boards curved the same way ?
i'm thinking that it might have something to do with the difference in surface exposure between the copper and silk screened sides .


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QUOTE (CWB @ May 01, 2012 12:19 pm)
@ JoOngle :
are all those boards curved the same way ?
i'm thinking that it might have something to do with the difference in surface exposure between the copper and silk screened sides .

Yes, pretty much like you see in the image in my first post.

It's curved...and gets less and less curved until it reaches the bottom of the stack (2 stacks, actually)



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