[chbot] milling/routing PCB's.

Chris Hellyar chchrobotics@lists.linuxnut.co.nz
Sun, 15 Apr 2007 02:18:34 +1200


You're right there...  You definitely wouldn't make a PCB router if you
wanted PCB's!!!  I made the router to cut wood/plastic parts for models,
robots, wooden clocks, and dolls furniture, which it does quite well.
The PCB thing is just an interesting side-effect.

I've built a small machine out of junk as a learning tool for building a
larger version.

I'll second your comment on Huntsbury, although I can't say I'm not
affiliated, as I know Tim Sheppard reasonably well, who is the owner,
although I've not spoken to him for ages.  I also have a very good
friend who worked for Huntsbury for a couple of years.

Cheers, Me.

On Thu, 2007-04-12 at 23:15 +1200, Helmut Walle wrote:
> 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.
> +----------------+