PCB Supplies in Atlanta?

Hey all--
I'm looking to start learning to make PCBs. I bought the book "Build
Your Own Printed Circuit Board" by Al Williams and after playing around
with Eagle for a couple of weeks I think I'm ready.
What's a good place to buy PCB supplies, like copper clad boards,
etchant, developer tray, agitator, etc.? A place in Atlanta would be
ideal, but if not, what online places are best? A "one-stop shop" to get
all the supplies at once is what I have in mind.
Thanks,
Mark
Reply to
Mark Haase
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Gogle for the supplies, than narrow the quest to Atlanta or north Georgia area. Surely there are at lease a couple of hobby shops in that area that have the copper sulfate solution and clad blanks.
Reply to
Art
Have you tried calling the electrical engineering department at Tech and asking for some suggestions on suppliers?
Reply to
J. Clarke
I'm sure Austin Electronics in Norcross (not strictly in Atlanta, but in the north metro area, and about a mile from the I-85/Jimmy Carter Blvd. exit) has copper clad, and fairly sure they have at least some of the other stuff too. Call or email and ask about everything you want:
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Reply to
Ben Bradley
"Mark Haase"
I got everything, chemicals, photosensitive boards, agitator, lamps, etc from circuit specialists
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I don't know if they are the cheapest around, but their stuff is good quality and indeed it is a one stop shop.
Cheers
Padu
Reply to
Padu
Ratshack (aka radio shack) has some stuff. Fry's in gwinnett has some as well. You might also find some at hobby town (there are 2 hobby town's in atlanta)
ttyl,
--buddy
Reply to
Buddy Smith
Other than at the hobby level, you are not going to find all the the materials needed to make printed circuit boards at one place. Generally speaking, you purchase your copper laminate from one source, your etching chemicals from another, resist and silk screening supplies from still another. Precious metal plating and through hole plating opens up another can of worms. Then too, you're going to need a supplier of carbide drill bits.... The list is nearly endless, so I'd suggest your first purchase should be a Rolodex just to keep track of all the varuious suppliers. :-)
Here's a starting point for when you advance beyond Radio Shack as a supplier:
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Good luck. Harry C.
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hhc314
http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:oLdpBeSjpeIJ:
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*-Kepro+Kits+Chemicals-%26-Supplies+zzz+CopperClad The question you should ask first is, "Is there an easier way that's very cheap?"
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Reply to
JeffM
An even better link:
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$100+zzz+50-Euro-*-*+USD-5-sq-in+3-boards-for-$51-total+5-pcbs-$13-each+browse_frm
Reply to
JeffM
Humnnn, maybe. I got *most* of what I needed from circuit specialists, but maybe I'm still at hobby level. Nevertheless, when I need something that is not at that level, then I use pcbfabexpress.com and they do it very professionally for me.
I tried to explore the site above, but I gave up when I saw "this page is under construction" when I clicked on the link "products and services".
Reply to
Padu
Thanks all for the recommendations and advice. I'm going to stick with my plan to build a couple single-layer prototypes, but I didn't realize how cheap some of the 1-run PCB houses could be. When I move up to 2-layer I will definitely give that lots of consideration.
Thanks again!
Reply to
Mark Haase

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