[sdiy] where to get 3M Scotchflex sockets and strips?

doug at synthark.com doug at synthark.com
Mon Jul 27 23:58:11 CEST 2020

I second Neil's response.  I still occasionally breadboard a circuit if 
I'm not sure about a design choice, but then just send the design to 
Seeed, which will cost about $20 for 10 boards (including shipping) as 
long as you keep the PCB size under 100mm/side.  The only down side is 
waiting a couple weeks to get the boards back (still usually faster than 
OSH Park).

Doug Huseby

On 2020-07-27 15:32, Neil Johnson wrote:
> Hi,
> Kenny Balys wrote:
>> Serious question though: How are people prototyping digital
>> circuits? My prototypes usually go into service and I never
>> bother making anything else; this means the method I use
>> has to be fast and solid.
>> Is there some other system that replaced the 3M one?
> The cost of having PCBs made has dropped significantly over the last
> 20 years or so.  Back when those 3M parts made sense the cost of
> having a double sided through-hole PCB made were high enough that not
> many folks could splash the cash on having multiple PCB spins for
> low-volume circuits.  Nowadays you can get a double-sided board
> manufactured for less than the parts cost in building a prototype.
> Here's a fun site to play games on: https://pcbshopper.com/
> For example, 100mm x 80mm double-sided board, cheapest options,
> shipped to the USA.  JLCPCB will send you 5 of those boards in 6 days
> for $19.  So what if you have to respin it, save yourself a couple of
> Starbucks "coffees" and respin it.
> Neil
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