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ExpressPCB prepares for solar eclipse.

On Monday, August 21, the US will view - what is for some - a once in a lifetime event: a solar eclipse. ExpressPCB® is located inside the 100% totality zone for the eclipse and we are excited to experience this natural phenomenon with ...
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ExpressPCB 7.5.0 Released – Production orders in One Week instead of Two!

As of 3 PM Pacific Time on December 7th 2016 ExpressPCB has shortened its 10 Day Production Build Time to a 5 Day Production Build Time for both 2 and 4 layer Production orders! ExpressPCB version 7.5.0 reflects this change ...
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William Bello and ExpressPCB at Valley Hackathon!

Just a note from one of our great customers! Hey, peeps at ExpressPCB- The boards I sent in came pack friggin' PERFECT! You have no idea how much I value the precision, the speed, the attention to detail! I'd like ...
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ExpressPCB will be closed for Thanksgiving 2016

ExpressPCB will be closed on November 24th and 25th, 2016 in recognition of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Customer Support will be closed ...
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Boolean Girl Project

ExpressPCB is proud to support a great Project! Boolean Box is a self-contained computer engineering kit for girls (and boys), designed for ages 8 and up. At our startup, Boolean Girl, we’ve taught hundreds of girls in our camps and classes ...
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ExpressPCB will be closed for Labor Day 2016

ExpressPCB will be closed on September 5th, 2016 in recognition of the Labor Day Holiday. Customer Support will be closed and orders normally due to ship on Labor Day will ship the following day on Tuesday, September 6th ...
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Modular Neuroprosthetic

The goal for this project is to produce a low cost modular neuroprosthetic.  By making the arm modular and localizing motors and their controllers within the components they control, the arm can be configured to fit multiple different kinds of ...
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ExpressPCB MiniBoard Box Project

We are starting a new project here at ExpressPCB. Introducing the MiniBoard Box. This design is based off of the Adafruit Pi Box and available under the Creative Commons - Attrition - Share Alike license. We have the basic Basic ...
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How to Use Stencils

Follow these quick and easy instructions to start using your new prototype stencil. Purchase stencils. 1. Example of the prototype stencil as you will receive it. 2. Place the large L-shaped board fixture on a flat surface and tape it down to ...
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ExpressPCB 7.4.1 Released

We have updated the Order Forms to include example images for the types of PCBs being ordered. Some customers choose a service, such as the Standard Service, by accident expecting to have Solder mask and Silk Screen. This change should help guide ...
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ExpressPCB will be closed for Independence Day 2016

ExpressPCB will be closed on July 4th, 2016 for in recognition of the Independence Day Holiday. Customer Support will be closed and orders normally due to ship on Independence Day will ship the following day on Tuesday, July 5th ...
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ExpressPCB 7.4 Released

The new ordering technology for transmitting your ExpressPCB design to our servers is now available in ExpressPCB version 7.4. Customer feedback in regard to Windows XP support encouraged us to look into more options to keep this operating system working with ExpressPCB. We ...
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ExpressPCB 7.3.6 Released

We are upgrading the technology regarding how ExpressPCB communicates with ExpressPCB servers for updating pricing files and placing orders. In version 7.3.6 we have added a new option for the Updating Pricing File. The New method requires versions of Windows Vista ...
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Why choose RoHS compliant solder plating?

The electronics industry is in the process of eliminating lead from all manufactured products because of the environmental hazards associated with lead. ExpressPCB fully supports this change. RoHS helps reduce damage to people and the environment in third-world countries where ...
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ExpressPCB will be closed for Memorial Day 2016

ExpressPCB will be closed on May 30th, 2016 for in recognition of the Memorial Day Holiday. We honor those who lost their lives serving our country. Customer Support will be closed and orders normally due to ship on Memorial Day ...
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ExpressPCB Featured in May 2016 Nuts and Volts Magazine

ExpressPCB regularly appears in Nuts and Volts Magazine featured projects. In may ExpressPCB was used for Harry Moore’s May Nuts article: A Volume Controller Using Any Infrared Remote Control. The article is on page 24. You can access media files associated ...
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FR4 and Voltage and Environment OH MY

Customer Question: How many volts will the 2 sided boards you sent me handle? The FR4 is good for 50kv.  However, I am concerned with one of my units being used in a high humidity environment, like the south where ...
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Slivers, Random Shorts And How to Prevent Them

No, I’m not talking about bad memories of a camping trip when I was 10 years old. Wearing 80s short shorts and running through the woods isn’t a great idea, neither is designing a PCB that increases the chance of ...
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WhitakerAudio 40 W Stereo Amplifier

WhitakerAudio - ExpressPCB Customer Spotlight The 40 W XL Stereo Power Amplifier is an all vacuum tube design intended for moderate power output levels. A tube-based amplifier imposes some unusual requirements on circuit board design, notably high operating voltages and considerable heat ...
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ExpressPCB – MAC OS X and a Bottle of Wine

At ExpressPCB we are constantly trying to find solutions for our current customers and future customers. A commonly asked question is “Do you have a version of ExpressPCB for MAC?” The official answer is: We do not. ExpressPCB is designed ...
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ExpressPCB 7.3.5 Released!

Download the latest version of ExpressPCB! We have released version 7.3.5. Added Ground Shipping as a shipping option ProtoPro no longer requires .010 inch clearance from edge of board Added Link to Online Community Library in the Component Menu Download ...
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New Promotional Pricing for MiniBoard and MiniBoardPro Services

2 Layer MiniBoard is now only $41 2 Layer MiniBoardPro is now only $61 4 Layer MiniBoardPro is now only $81 And that's not all! We are passing along additional discounts for Production orders of 50pcs and up! We are ...
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