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  • rea5245 commented on tedmyers's instructable Intro to Printed Circuit Boards5 months ago
    Intro to Printed Circuit Boards

    I recommend you modify the list of companies in Step 5. Olimex no longer makes PCBs. The first 5 PCB manufacturers in your list are the same company. You don't show some of the most popular current PCB manufacturers. Lady Ada's list, which you have a link to, is old.As geo bruce said, you should point readers to PCBShopper. It's a price comparison site for PCB manufacturing and it's being actively maintained. It's also objective: manufacturers can buy ads on the sidebar, but they don't buy their way into the price comparison list.PCBShopper also has a list of free CAD software (PCBShopper.com/cad) that you might want to reference in section 3. There are many such lists on the web, but PCBShopper's is nice because it tells you what the limitations are in the free versions of commercial C...see more »I recommend you modify the list of companies in Step 5. Olimex no longer makes PCBs. The first 5 PCB manufacturers in your list are the same company. You don't show some of the most popular current PCB manufacturers. Lady Ada's list, which you have a link to, is old.As geo bruce said, you should point readers to PCBShopper. It's a price comparison site for PCB manufacturing and it's being actively maintained. It's also objective: manufacturers can buy ads on the sidebar, but they don't buy their way into the price comparison list.PCBShopper also has a list of free CAD software (PCBShopper.com/cad) that you might want to reference in section 3. There are many such lists on the web, but PCBShopper's is nice because it tells you what the limitations are in the free versions of commercial CAD programs.

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