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    Thumbs up PCBWay

    I'm sure old news to a lot of you guys but its my first time

    On a recommendation from @Frank_fjs I gave PCBWay a go to get a few small jobs done and within a few days of ordering they had arrived!

    IMAG0186[1].jpg

    Top one is to replace a custom Z80 on a very rare Arcade PCB Atomic Robokid. I haven't fired up mine for years but its a nice to have the option there if the Z80 fails. To my surprise they aren't battery backed up like Sega, some clever people out there.
    Info and credit HERE

    The bottom one is and adapter for Galaxian to replace four of the spite rams for one 2101 ram. I'm starting work on a long dead and neglected Galaxian board and thought this would be a nice thing to have. It should work on several other games as well.
    You can read about it on macros arcade HERE
    I slightly edited the brd file in Eagle, some of the text was cut off.

    Cost $10 usd for both of these which made 5 pieces each and $27 USD with DHL postage.
    Pretty awesome value and now I've done it once it's got me motivated to try design my own adapter boards for various projects.

    I got spares if anybody needs them

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    Try JLCPCB for simple boards, a lot more economical with the same quality.

    PCBWAY allows for more complex options but they cost a lot more, even for simple 2 layer PCBs.
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    P.s. If / when you get into designing your own PCBs, give EasyEDA software a try.
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    The service from PCBway is good. I use them all the time.
    "Everyone's always in favour of saving Hitler's brain. But when you put it in the body of a great white shark, ooohh! Suddenly you've gone too far!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank_fjs View Post
    P.s. If / when you get into designing your own PCBs, give EasyEDA software a try.
    Will do.

    Quote Originally Posted by David_AVD View Post
    The service from PCBway is good. I use them all the time.
    Yeah it was impressive.

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    I agree, PCBWAY is great but I find their prices a little high, esoecially for smaller / simpler PCBs. Not a fan of payment (PayPal fees) either.

    JLC don't charge payment fees and you save a considerable amount with more complex options such as 4 layer PCBs and enig finish etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank_fjs View Post
    I agree, PCBWAY is great but I find their prices a little high, esoecially for smaller / simpler PCBs. Not a fan of payment (PayPal fees) either.

    JLC don't charge payment fees and you save a considerable amount with more complex options such as 4 layer PCBs and enig finish etc.
    Well you did recommend on its simplicity and I'm pretty simple

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    Oh and does anybody know the name of the pin strips in this pic?


    Looks like the pins are thinner on one end? it's exactly what I need.

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    Machined header pins. One end is designed to solder into a PCB, the other inserts into a dip socket.

    AU $2.92 | 5pcs 40 Pin Connector Header Round Needle 1x40 Golden Pin Single Row Male 2.54mm Breakable Pin Connector Strip Free shipping
    https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/TVPWn3S
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    Screenshot_2019-07-27 Online Gerber Viewer - PCB Prototype the Easy Way - PCBWay.png
    Here's my super basic first pcb design I just sent off to get made for a project.
    That Easy EDA is fun.

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    Looks great man!
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