[chbot] milling/routing PCB's.

Helmut Walle chchrobotics@lists.linuxnut.co.nz
Thu, 12 Apr 2007 23:15:49 +1200 (NZST)

Hum, not really... but even the good professional ones are sometimes 
hard to set up, and hard to operate to get good results, not even 
speaking of the shocking initial investment it takes to get one.

Looking at building one, the choice might be whether you want to enjoy 
building the PCB router, or whether you want to get PCBs made? For the 
amount of time, money, and materials you are likely to put into 
anything really working, you can probably get a substantial number of 
PCBs made. I guess I am too pragmatic for this kind of exercises :-)

Talking about getting PCBs made, I have recently had some good 
experience with Huntsbury Circuits (and I am not affiliated with them 
in any way): A4 sheet single-sided with solder stop mask for $ 180 in 
three days. Buy NZ made!

Kind regards,


| Helmut Walle   |
| walle@ww.co.nz |
| 03 - 388 39 54 |

On Wed, 11 Apr 2007, Chris Hellyar wrote:

> Anyone on the list currently, or has in the past played around with
> milling their own PCB's?
> Curious about tooling you might have used...
> Oh, and 'gidday..  (Seeing as I don't post to lists much these days. :)
> Cheers, Me.
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