Many years ago when I first started with electronics, back in the mid to late ’90s I tried to build my own projects, struggled with stripboard and they never looked great. I tried the etch your own PCBs with the marker pen and Ferric Chloride. It was OK But never the best!
I gave up with electronics back then and it’s only in the last few years I have regained that passion I had when I was young.
Being able to have my own PCBs produced, from my design on the computer really has opened up a whole new world.
Thanks to PCBWay.
Choosing a different solder mask always takes slightly longer to produce which I understand, but this only took just over 4 days to be produced and shipped to the UK.
There are many different solder mask colours to choose from, I have yet to sample them all but at the moment I really like the blue finish.
The first thing I noticed was the very shiny and smooth finish, the board looks very professional.
When desiging boards on a computer screen it is really nice to see them actually produced and in your hand.
The whole process I found very easy, the website is easy to use, you can track the status of your order online every step of the way.
Everything fits perfectly, all holes are drilled exactly as designed.
If you can get your boards within 100x100mm you can get 10 PCBs for $5 at PCBWay. Costs of course increase when you want larger boards, or multi layer boards due to the extra manufacturing required. But even then you still get a very reasonably priced professional PCB.