Author Topic: Where do you guys buy your stripboard?  (Read 695 times)

newjackruby

Where do you guys buy your stripboard?
« on: November 07, 2019, 12:38:25 PM »
I bought some from Amazon recently, but it seemed kind of expensive for what I got. Couldn't find this topic with search. Any ideas welcome. Thanks!

EBK

Re: Where do you guys buy your stripboard?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 12:56:42 PM »
I've bought from Amazon before. 
Price is relative.  You may have purchased cheaply made boards in the past, and you are comparing the price to that experience. Sometimes you have to calculate the total area of multiple board packs to adequately compare pricing.

It has long been a cause of mine to steer people away from buying cheap phenolic resin/Bakelite boards.  FR-4 glass epoxy boards are more expensive and much harder to cut (I use a hacksaw and file the edges smooth after cutting), but they are more reliable against thermal and mechanical stress.  Plus, they make a satisfying plink sound when dropped onto a hard surface.   :icon_cool:
« Last Edit: November 07, 2019, 01:03:41 PM by EBK »
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vigilante397

Re: Where do you guys buy your stripboard?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2019, 01:15:31 PM »
Plus, they make a satisfying plink sound when dropped onto a hard surface.   :icon_cool:

At the end of the day, that's what it's really all about 8)
"I'm not sure what "serious design flaws" you see. Does it explode or poison your dog?" - PRR

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MaxPower

Re: Where do you guys buy your stripboard?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 02:58:39 PM »
I saw the little runt sitting there on a log
placing an order for some sort of board
on Tayda
T  A  Y  D  A
Tayda
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us - Emerson

Kipper4

Re: Where do you guys buy your stripboard?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 03:06:07 PM »
China, Hong Kong or Thailand .
Breadboard Maniac.
Smoke me a Kipper. I'll be back for breakfast.

Grey Paper.
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Rixen

Re: Where do you guys buy your stripboard?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 03:18:53 PM »
Elecgalaxy store on Aliexpress. Stripboard available with soldermask to prevent huge blobs of solder running along the tracks, also versions with power rails... In FR4

duck_arse

Re: Where do you guys buy your stripboard?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2019, 08:34:10 AM »
Plus, they make a satisfying plink sound when dropped onto a hard surface.   :icon_cool:

At the end of the day, that's what it's really all about 8)

nope - at the end of the day, you have to find the cut bit of board in all the junk, dirt, offcuts on the floor, where the plinker landed. where did it land?
if only these clowns were a hoax.

EBK

Re: Where do you guys buy your stripboard?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2019, 09:01:02 AM »
Plus, they make a satisfying plink sound when dropped onto a hard surface.   :icon_cool:

At the end of the day, that's what it's really all about 8)

nope - at the end of the day, you have to find the cut bit of board in all the junk, dirt, offcuts on the floor, where the plinker landed. where did it land?
You forgot spiders and snakes in your list of Australian floor hazards.   :icon_razz:
No affiliations. If I glowingly mention specific merchants or products, it is because I like them without having to be paid to like them.