OmniUSB - further boards to make

Eric Smith spacewar at
Thu Sep 3 13:45:16 CDT 2015

On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 10:24 AM, Philipp Hachtmann <hachti at> wrote:
> As my board supplier has doubled (It was so cheap before..!) the price for
> gold plated contact PCBs,

If you don't mind sharing, which supplier is it?  Is the connector
plating hard gold over nickel? How many microns (or micro-inches) of

Many of the PCB fab companies I've queried either won't do hard gold
at all, or not for short runs, or charge a fortune.

I intent to make some short-run boards for the Apple II and Intel
Multibus in the not too distant future, and while a non-gold edge
connector is OK for one or two prototypes, it's not satisfactory for
general use.

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