Self-made Arduino shield – making a PCB

Sooner or later, everyone bitten by Arduino bug would want to make his own extension. At the beginning Proto Shield may be sufficient.

When we have a working prototype, we might want to convert it into a series model, so PCB board will be needed.

PCB

Time for self-made PCB CC by http://www.flickr.com/photos/odinhg/

On Arduino Forum there is a link to a very nice tutorial, how to make our own PCB board, especially for Arduino shields.

Aaron Eiche, author of the article is a member of DorkbotPDX group, which makes orders for PCBs and everyone can order with them the price is quite attractive – $5 for square inch of a double sided board + $15 for shipment (worldwide). It must be ordered in multiples of 3.

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  1. Aaron Eiche

    A little clarification here:
    The $5/sq. inch gets you 3 copies of your board. It doesn’t need to be ordered in multiples of 3.

    For instance, if you have a 2in.sq board, you’ll pay $10 and get 3 copies of the board. If you happen to be in the US, shipping is free.

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