DIY Source for Samtec Connectors?

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DIY Source for Samtec Connectors?

Postby anlumo » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:36 am

Hi,

Has anybody found a low-volume source for the BTH-030-01-FDA connector yet? Without that, all great plans for daughter cards are pointless…
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Re: DIY Source for Samtec Connectors?

Postby JohnR » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:47 pm

Hi,

I think you can purchase quite limited quantities online from Samtec. I did so a couple of years ago for a very small number of connectors.

John.
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Re: DIY Source for Samtec Connectors?

Postby tnt » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:00 am

Yes, I ordered some from samtec directly. It's not that cheap but for a few connectors it works. It might make sense to make a grouped order if a lot of people are interested (to get 100+ pricing).
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Re: DIY Source for Samtec Connectors?

Postby anlumo » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:15 pm

Thanks! That bodes well for my plans :)
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Re: DIY Source for Samtec Connectors?

Postby tnt » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:30 pm

My first breakout board for those GPIOs :)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BWZ7ZnACQAECyeO.jpg:large
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Re: DIY Source for Samtec Connectors?

Postby DeanoC » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:42 am

tnt wrote:My first breakout board for those GPIOs :)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BWZ7ZnACQAECyeO.jpg:large

Are you planning to sell them? I'd certainly like to buy a few if you do!

They look exactly like I want and your track layout is WAY better than anything I would do! :)

Bye,
Deano
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Re: DIY Source for Samtec Connectors?

Postby tnt » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:36 pm

No I'm not planning on selling them. I don't have many connectors myself and hand soldering is a pain. To make it cost effective I'd need to buy a bulk of connectors and have them automatically assembled so I'd need a pretty big order to make it cost-effecive.

I can send you the gerbers if you want, I used OSH Park for the boards (I put solder mask in between each pin of the .5mm pitch connector to improve prevention of solder briges, and some cheap chinese fab won't do that).
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Re: DIY Source for Samtec Connectors?

Postby planglois » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:57 pm

Hi all!

I successfully received 4 Samtec connector samples for free. I'm a student so I did this on behalf of the university and everything was fine, they arrived the next week :).

Pierre
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Re: DIY Source for Samtec Connectors?

Postby theover » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:51 pm

Might this be a solution (they make cheap prototype PCBs):

https://www.olimex.com/Projects/submit

Theo V.
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Re: DIY Source for Samtec Connectors?

Postby tnt » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:18 pm

Well the PCB's arent the problem, I could have 250 pcb made for 150$ or so.
The connectors would be around 4/5$

But then there is assembly ... and that would probably be expensive to have those pick and placed and reflowed ...
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