In previous post Creating Cheap PCBs In India for Makers: Designing and ordering, Part 1, we have discussed about how to design PCB and finally how to order the pcbs from LionCircuits. I have ordered my PCBs on January 30 2017 and my PCBs were shipped on Feb 7 2017 and it reached to me on Feb 10 2017. So it took total 11 days which is quite FAST if you compare it with other PCBs manufacturers. Also it was a nice gesture from LionsCircuit to give me 1000/- INR bonus. :)

soldering

I don’t have solder paste and hot air gun so I was totally relying on my solder iron and my skill to solder this. Two boards turn out to be okay but I screwed one board while soldering because I put too much force on pulling a stucked solder wire on solder pad. :/ Although a fine jumper wire could be used to save this :). Probably I will do it later when I actually need to. Also I need to order solder paste and good quality hot air gun now as I would be doing lot of SMD soldering stuffs.

Testing

The default setting in attiny13a is to use 9.6 MHz internal oscillator.

ami@ami-desktop:~$ avrdude -c usbasp -p t13

avrdude: warning: cannot set sck period. please check for usbasp firmware update.
avrdude: AVR device initialized and ready to accept instructions

Reading | ################################################## | 100% 0.02s

avrdude: Device signature = 0x1e9007 (probably t13)

avrdude: safemode: Fuses OK (E:FF, H:FF, L:7A)

avrdude done. Thank you.

I did upload a blinking LED sketch which worked well. Check the video below.

Reviews

Overall I am pretty happy with the quality of PCBs and the turn out time from ordering PCB to actually get delivered to my door steps. I shall definetly order my PCBs from LionCircuits in future.