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Need a hand with 1 PCB

    by CamaroDriver » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:11 pm

I put together a circuit for a friend that has 28 parts and I need to just make one of them. I was going to just hand wire it on a perf board and then noticed how inexpensive it would be to have a pro PCB made up for it.

However, I ran into the catch, learning 123PCB and doing a layout like this looks like a little more than I had bargained on, this is by no means a criticism of the program, it looks great.

So I was wondering if there was an ace hobbyist out there that might be willing to take a look at what I need (I have a good visio schematic) and see if they would be willing to whip one of these up for me for a reasonable "donation"

If I planned to do this often I would learn the program but for one time...

For those interested:
The circuit is for an old guy who can't remember to sequence his computer stuff on and if he does not get the order right he can't get on the internet.

So I made up 2 timers, that run from 0 - 15 minutes, but will be set for a 4 minute delay for the first one and then it starts the second timer, 2 minutes after that the second one times out and turns on the second socket. (Powers up his Dish, then router, then computer.) I have the circuit on a breadboard and it works fine.

When timer 1 finishes it hits an opto-isolated triac driver and that turns on a 16A triac that will be wired to a socket in an existing power strip.

The power strip has room for a 2.5" x 3" PCB, so that is the room I have to work with, I did put all the parts on a perf board that size and they fit.

So I thought I would ask.

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Re: Need a hand with 1 PCB

    by Sal Hernandez » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:14 am


We can provide layout service. For most layouts we need the following to quote the job.
  • A copy of your schematic in PCB123 or pdf.
  • A complete bill of materials with manufacturer part numbers
  • critical routing requirements if any exist
    critical parts placement requirements
  • mechanical specifications (board dimensions)
  • copies of the data sheets for all of your parts (optional but reduces research time, labor cost)
  • and a netlist in protel or tango format (optional but reduces layout time)
You can send all of this information to

Sal Hernandez
Software Support Engineer I
Sunstone Circuits
13626 S. Freeman Road
Mulino, OR 97042
Phone: 503-829-9108 x226
Fax: 503-829-5482
Sal Hernandez
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Re: Need a hand with 1 PCB

    by » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:42 am

I too need a PCB designed. Although I supplied the Sunstone customer service person with all of the items listed in their response to Camarodriver(except the optional netlist); Sunstone doesn't seem interested. Seems like the schematic must be drawn in PCB123 or forget it. Are there any professional designers out there I can hire?
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Re: Need a hand with 1 PCB

    by DevinaBove » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:36 am

For a good layout service from any service provider you must have to provide some things to the service provider, your schematic, the complete bill of materials with manufacturer part numbers, critical routing requirements if any exist, critical parts placement requirements, board dimensions data sheets,netlist.
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