2018-02-02 18:02:44 UTC
I just sent this out for fabrication...should have ten of these in a month
While converting my design from gEDA to KiCad, I revised it to eliminate the
mechanical interference I had with the first version. It also has wider
traces overall (especially for power), copper pours (mainly a
manufacturability concern), and no solder mask around the edge-connector
pins (except maybe a little at the front and back, well away from the
contacts). The SMD resistors and capacitors were also upsized from 0805 to
1206 to make the board easier to assemble.
Here are a couple of renders...the finished board will use red soldermask,
but the rendering software (panelization software, actually) defaulted to
I won't need all of the boards I have on order, so once I have them in and
I've assembled one and verified that it works like the previous one did, the
extras will most likely be available as bare boards at a fairly low cost. I
might also offer assembled boards...was going to say I'd have to hunt down
6551s on eBay, but then I remembered this:
They end up costing more than the rest of the BOM, but that's probably to be
expected at this point (and they're still selling for less than I've seen on
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