Monday, May 30, 2011

My First PCB Design (Part 2)


Well if you read my last post, you will know that I have been waiting for my first ever PCB design to arrive in the post. Well it finally came! exactly 10 working days from the time of order. Overall, I'd say the result looks pretty good! I haven't soldered one up yet. But when I do, I will do a video. The encoder fits perfectly, the only thing I might have done differently is give more space around the mount holes for extra strength. Please leave a comment if you would like to purchase one of these. They are designed to fit this rotary encoder from Spark Fun Electronics. If there is enough interest I will look into a simple way to sell and distribute online. Next stop, Arduino Shields!

If you want to make your own, check out the prototyping service at this link.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW! visit my ImMojo Store

5 comments:

Paul Schulz said...

+1 to an order of 2 :-)

Dave said...

Hi Dan;
As per my previous email I'd like 3 if you're not over-subscribed....!

Also have some shield ideas if you're going into business....

Cheers;
Dave

Dan Thompson said...

No worries Paul, Dave, I will put them aside. Where are you based Dave? I have decided to sell these for $2.00 AUD each if that's ok.

I have 4 left at the time of this comment if anyone else is interested. You can email me at frankenegger(_at_)geemail(_dot_)com.

Dave send me your ideas for sure! I'm not planning on going into business but simple, useful breakout boards are not a huge time investment for me. For my first shield, I plan on doing a timelapse trigger for the Panasonic Lumix G* cameras. Mainly for myself but I'm sure others will find it useful also.

I'm no electronic engineer so complex circuits are still a bit advanced for me to take on and support.

That said, if anyone out there with the smarts wants to collaborate I'm open to that too!

Dan

Dan Thompson said...

Ok Guys,

The store is now up. You can buy this product online now if you are still interested. Paul, I know you live locally so if you like I can bring some to a hackerspace meeting. Just let me know when you will be there next and I will bring some along.

Dan.

Dave said...

Hi Dan;
Sent you a couple of emails from my home (rather than work) email address but no reply - maybe blocked by your email client?
Will order from your new online store and we can pick up the conversation from there....!
Cheers;
Dave