I have a pretty decent setup to make PCB’s. But, it has become so cheap and fast to have them done professionally that it just isn’t worth it to me to make my own.
Especially when dealing with anything over a single layer. If I do a two sided board at home, I am left soldering in a bunch of vias. Yuck.
The board above is a four layer stack measuring 115 mm x 115 mm (above the common - and much cheaper - 100 mm standard size, thanks GF! ).
10 boards, with stainless steel solder paste stencils and express shipping was $180. I placed the order on 1/28, and had the boards in hand on 2/8.
If the PCB’s were 15 mm less in each dimension, it would have been $115, but my goal is drop-in-replacement, so they had to match the existing GF control board size.
I could have saved another $10 if I had put both sides on the same stencil, but my existing paste application setup is designed for them to be separate.