Designing a PCB and sending it off to fab is surprisingly accessible and feels like a super power.
I’d been intimidated for years, but finally jumped in.
Also, I love living in the future! For <$20, you can design a PCB, have it manufactured in a factory, and get it mailed to you.
This still seems insane to me.
This post describes the path I took to get my first PCB manufactured, with an emphasis on not getting sucked into optimizing every decision.
I’m assuming you already have a circuit drawn out or breadboarded, and you want to immortalize it. Read on →