Dec-10 Day announcement from Living Computers: Museum + Labs
pontus at Update.UU.SE
Mon Dec 11 12:50:34 CST 2017
On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 08:59:46AM -0500, Paul Koning wrote:
> > I am and possibly the Update computer club and some of it's members.
> > However, I have very little experience with making hardware. How would
> > we aproach this?
> There are plenty of companies in the "prototype production" business; they will make either blank printed circuit boards, or assembled boards, in small quantities. For our purposes a group build probably counts as "small quantity". One I can think of (and have used for blank PCBs) is PCB Pool.
> Depending on the parts involved and the skill level of the consumers, it may be reasonable to get blank boards and a parts bag and have the user assemble it -- or it may be better to let professionals do the assembly.
I'm quite confident with a soldering iron when it comes to through hole
components. I haven't looked at the BOM for this project yet but I guess
there are surface mount components.
Perhaps an opportunity to learn.
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