PDP-11/70 Boards

Fritz Mueller fritzm at fritzm.org
Tue Nov 30 18:48:38 CST 2021

> On Nov 30, 2021, at 7:17 PM, Jay Jaeger via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> The issue is (I think) that the ExpressPCB software can only be used to create files to order boards from them

> On Nov 30, 2021, at 4:31 PM, Paul Koning via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> You're right, they say so in the FAQ.  And it is the reason I don't use them.

Oh, I hadn’t realized they have the whole lock-in thing going; that’s kind of obnoxious!

> My current answer is KiCAD which is open source and somewhat more powerful than Eagle (without the hassles).

KiCAD is pretty nice these days.  A friend also recently introduced me to jlpcb and pcbway, and the prices and turnaround times from both of these board houses, even for very small runs, are amazing!  jlpcb will also do assembly of many stocked surface mount parts at very reasonable prices.


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