Need a small PCB made

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  1. crvee8

    crvee8 New Member

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    hi,
    I was wondering if anyone on here could please help me. I have a PDF file of a simple 2 tone oscillator PCB board that I would like, so I can build the circuit. Unfortunately it isn't a gerber file so I was wondering if anyone on here could either redraw the board or produce the board for me. I only need one board. Naturally I would pay for all costs incurred. I lack the technical skills required to redraw or produce the board myself, and I don't want to buy all chemicals and the PCB just to make one board. Hoping someone could help me out and I could email the PDF.
     
  2. CacTuar

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    Does your PDF show all the traces? You could try fritzing and give it a go yourself. It's really easy if it's a small / simple board.
    Then you could send the drawings to somewhere like dirtypcbs.com. They're pretty cheap and I've never had a problem with them.
     
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    crvee8

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    Hi, The PDF shows all the traces. I had a look at some software on the net but it appears a bit daunting to a beginner like myself.
     
  4. SLATYE

    SLATYE SLATYE, not SLAYTE

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    Only one way to stop being a beginner...

    I use KiCAD (free/open-source) and once you get over the initial learning phase it's very straightforward to use. I've had boards made by Elecrow and JLCPCB (both because they were the cheapest I could find at the time) and they've been perfect.

    If you really don't want to learn how to do the PCB yourself, I'm happy to draw it up in KiCAD - but not this week. If you send me a PM on the 5th of August then I could have a look at it.
     
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    crvee8

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    Thanks for you kind offer. If I don't have any luck I will PM you after the 5th.
     
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    Does it need to be a pcb?

    For a one off, if it is reasonably simple, veroboard is the go.
     
  7. Paul west

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    Hi Bloke.. Are you still able to do a small board drawing. Im pushed for time and don't have the ability to learn the program in the time frame I have, cheers Paul.
     
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    Maybe a good idea to take your mobile number out of the post.
     
  9. Paul west

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    thx
     
  10. ShadowBurger

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    pm me your pdf and ill see if it's something I have time to whip up for you. i can either send it off to be made for you or send you back the gerber to get made yourself
     
  11. SLATYE

    SLATYE SLATYE, not SLAYTE

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    Feel free to send me a PM with the specs, but it'll have to be a very small PCB because I'm working on my own PCB currently.
     
  12. Paul west

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    HI, I have a small circuit board that I need a gerber file for. Any chance of being able to draw one up plz? cheers
     
  13. ShadowBurger

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  14. Paul west

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    Hi,, did the pdf come through ok? Is it possible to do anything with it? Happy to compensate for the time used..cheers
     
  15. ShadowBurger

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    I haven't got a PM from you
     
  16. Paul west

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    ahh. sent an email. just trying to work out how to put a file in here.
     
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  18. Paul west

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    howdy. how is the best way to get the pdf and photos into a pm to you? regards Paul
     
  19. ShadowBurger

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    click on my username

    go start a conversation

    I don't know where you sent an email to...
     

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