EFG - cheaper to buy pre-populated board?

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catchpenny
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EFG - cheaper to buy pre-populated board?

Post by catchpenny » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:01 am

In general I'm very much into populating boards myself - I'm a noob and its good to learn! But I'm in need of an envelope follower in a hurry and on a budget (its for a university project).

I noticed that you can buy pre-populated boards for £46 whilst sourcing stuff from mouser + an empty board comes to more than https://www.mouser.com/ProjectManager/P ... b59e0ae5ef about £56 (according to https://gb.mouser.com/ProjectManager/Pr ... 844CE7BDEC - I already have my own jacks).

Am I missing anything or am i better off getting pre-populated in this case?

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Post by Synthbuilder » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:24 am

Ah, sorry about this but the pre-populated board was sold before Christmas. I hadn't updated the webpage. :oops:

Plenty of bare PCBs though.

The pre-pop boards that I sell tend to be prototype ones that I have built up to test the PCB layout. So they are very much one offs. Paul Darlow (aka Krisp1) may be able to supply pre-populated boards though so it may be worth e-mailing him to see whether he can help you.

Tony

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Post by catchpenny » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:20 am

cool, thanks for letting me know.

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