Thursday, May 22, 2008 11:04:38 PM (Central Daylight Time, UTC-05:00) ( )
So I'm getting ready to send out the new DC-DC
prototype... and with the new PCB size, it will fit the smaller case
that I wanted to use in the first place.
I created a combined PCB of the SC-1 and this new DC-DC PSU... The
whole PCB is sized so it fits perfectly inside the case, and just needs
to slide right in. So we'll see how it goes.
I did a little Photoshop trickery to make it look a little realistic... it's not perfect, but good enough.
I'm trying to minimize wiring work, because this is the most
tedious of all jobs. So the only wiring work that needs to be done here
is for the input and output xlr and the LED power ON indicator.
Alrighty... ordered some 10pcs of prototype PCBs from the factory. Should be here in a week.
These prototype PCBs alone costs $18.60 each. I hope I didn't make a
mistake on these board layouts otherwise, that's wasted money.
We'll build 4 prototypes and if they all work, and no bugs... we're
going into production very soon... maybe the final production PCB will
be ready by end of June. I still need to figure out what to do with the
case (finishing)... maybe use a silkscreen to label the front panel.
I'll have to outsource that to a factory.
If this gets launched in June, it will also mark the 1st anniversary of
FiveFish Studios. We launched the SC-1 kit about the same time last
The SC-1 Solo will not be sold as a kit but as a finished product, complete with case, wall wart, etc.
Yes!... it is RED. and it looks great.
So far, this is the biggest sized PCB I've ever ordered. Hope to populate this board and test it ASAP. I can't wait.