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1/7/2014

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khubbard0
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Re: check out CopperConnection
khubbard0   1/8/2014 3:02:32 PM
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Duane - Yes, it is a layout tool ( manual drawing ). Similar to ExpressPCB's drawing tool. Great for simple breakout boards. I recommend the Eagle path for anything beyond that ( which requires schematics and autorouting ).  If you are willing to wait on OSH-Park, its a quick (effort wise ) and inexpensive ( $5-$10 ) path to making small interconnect adapter boards, etc that might otherwise be perf board or flying wires.

-Kevin

Duane Benson
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Duane Benson   1/8/2014 2:34:35 PM
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Khubbard

It looks like Copper Connection is just a layout tool. Is that correct? I'll take a look at it for this, but in general, I think I'd need the schematic capture integrated.

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Caleb Kraft   1/8/2014 11:41:03 AM
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I have heard good things about these folks as well.

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Max The Magnificent   1/8/2014 10:55:28 AM
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@khubbard0: I suggest you check out CopperConnection from robotroom.com


Cool Beans -- thanks for the suggestion.

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check out CopperConnection
khubbard0   1/8/2014 10:16:23 AM
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Max - I suggest you check out CopperConnection from robotroom.com .

Its a PCB drawing tool like ExpressPCB but exports Gerbers and Excellon files straight to OSHPark.

Small 1" 2-layer PCBs can be fabbed for $5, 4-layer for $10. Very inexpensive and easy way to fab simple shield PCBs. No Eagle size limits.

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