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Share your Open Source Projects and Get Paid Commission with PCBWay

Share your Open Source Projects and Get Paid Commission with PCBWay

Are you a maker? An Electronic Engineer? An Electronic enthusiast? Or simply a Hobbyist who like to play around with electronics building some cool gadgets! Do you know you can get paid for just doing what you love the most?

The open source movement is taking the world by a storm, it has revalorized our life in many ways in recent years. The Arduino is one typical example of a successful Open Source project. We all benefit from the community, so this is the time to give back to the community.

With PCBWay.com you can do just that! Share your open source electronic project with the community dedicated to discovering how fun and rewarding tinkering with electronics and software can be.

How Does it work?

PCBWay.com is a China Shenzhen-based manufacturer specializing in PCB prototyping, small-volume production and PCB Assembly service all under one roof with more than a decade experience. They offer quick turnaround PCBs at a very budgetary price. Thousand of engineers, students and hobbyists are using their PCBs for their daily work and study.

To learn more about PCBWay, please read this article or watch this video: Low Cost PCB Prototype and Assembly with PCBWay.

When you create an Open Source PCB design and make an order with PCBWay, if you are interested you can choose an option to share your project with the public as well so that other people instead of redesigning it, they can simply buy it by ordering the PCB from PCBWay, and you will get a 10% commission of the total PCB cost from PCBWay for each purchased board. If you project is valuable and become popular, you can earn a lot of money! And there are many options to promote your projects by sharing it to various Social media.

PCB Project Share is an incentive program launched by PCBWay community to develop the growth of the PCBWay community, and encourage the sharing of knowledge and best practices in community.

Any project made with PCB boards is welcome! So your project has to be a PCB to be considered.

You can learn more about the requirements from PCBWay website: PCBWay PCB Project Share.

How Do You Share a Project?

We’re gonna demonstrate step by step how to share your project using an example. we are going to share a Breadboard Power Supply 5V/3.3V Breakout Board

Breadboard power supply

This is a very simple Open Source Breadboard power supply Breakout Board that takes power from a DC wall Socket and outputs a selectable 5V or 3.3V regulated voltage using a switch. This board can be easily inserted into a breadboard using a .1″ headers mounted on the bottom of the PCB. Pins labeled VCC and GND plug directly into the power lines. This Breakout Board can be used to power your prototyping project on Breadboard by providing a regulated 5V or 3.3V.

There are two pins available within the barrel jack footprint. Any stripped +/- DC supply can be connected instead of the barrel connector. Board has both an On/Off switch and a voltage select switch (3.3V/5V).

The figure below shows the top layer of the PCB:

The figure below shows the bottom layer of the PCB:

Step 1: Create a PCBWay account and Login

If you are a first time user, Create an account for free from PCBWay website and as a way of welcoming you, they will give you a $5 coupon for free which you can use to pay for your first order up to 10 PCBs (standard PCB up to 100mm x 100mm and 1 or 2 layers).

Step 2: Make a new order

Click ‘PCB Instant Quote‘ link on the header fill in PCB Specification Selection –> Calculate –> Add to Cart –> Upload your PCB  Gerber files.

Step 3. Share & Sell

After you have submitted your order, you can Click ‘Share & Sell‘ button on the shopping cart/order list

Then you need to specify these few things:

  1. Give your project a name.
  2. Select whether your Gerber files should be downloadable or not.
  3. Select the applicable licence for your shared files.
  4. Upload nice images of your projects. The first image will be used as a cover image.
  5. Select a category your project fit in.
  6. Enter some key words separated by comma that describe your project.
  7. Optionally you can add the BOM, a link to documentation or a link to source code if available.
  8. Enter a description of your project, technical details/components and the build instructions.
  9. If you have a demonstration video on YouTube or Vimeo, you can also enter the link here.
  10. And lastly, click on Start Sharing to share your project.

Each time some one will order your project, you’ll get 10% commission of the total PCB cost.

You can buy this project from this link: https://www.pcbway.com/project/shareproject/Breadboard_Power_Supply_5V_3_3V.html

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