It's getting close to Easter
time which means assembling more electronic bunnies
and for that I need new PCBs
. This time around I decided to place and order with Seeed Studio Fusion
(that's 3 Es) instead of any of the other PCB Fab
I've used in the past. Overall I have to say they have a much better quality than Shenzhen2U
, service is fast but shipping is a little pricey, though still much cheaper than Oshpark
It took just 7 days to have my PCBs
fabricated and then they were in my mailbox 3 days after that. That's quite impressive!
Something that I really liked was the ability to preview your Gerbers
before submitting the order. This is a definite plus over some of the other budget fabs.
The actual ordering process is very similar to many others, just a single page form where you can choose all your PCB
options. Coloured PCBs
do not cost any extra from Seeed Fusion
, so I went for red instead of the default green.
In terms of shipping options, their page said that EMS
were available, but when my order came up, these did not show. The standard post option was a very similar price to couriers so I skipped that and went for quicker delivery with DHL
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