Latest pcb order!

All these are Adafruit Feather boards from their Github and my own Feather boards. Starting from the top left we have a modified version of the proto Featherwing, the Adafruit Huzzah Feather, my AtMega328 Feather with rs485, my AtMega328 Feather with nrf24l01, the Adafruit relay Featherwing the Adafruit Neopixel Featherwing and the Adafruit Double proto Featherwing. Another couple of orders are almost ready.

Project Intro: PCB Design

I’ve really gotten into designing my own circuit boards for everything and lately I’m going crazy with it. I moved from prototyping Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects on veroboard/stripboard to having a go at etching my own board to ordering from small-run pcb sites.

My current fan of choice is dirtypcbs. I’m usually ordering a lot of small (not tiny) boards and so I usually panelize groups of them into 100mm x 100mm boards. Dirtypcbs accept these without complaint and have good prices, so I’ve been very happy with them. I used to use dfrobot and got good value and results from them, but one time I was asked to remove the mousebites from a panelized boards, so I switched to Dirtypcbs to stick with the value I was getting by combining boards. I also use Oshpark for any tiny boards that I don’t need many of, they are great quality and better value for those types of orders.