August 17, 2017 • Scott Urueta
100 PCBs are now in my room ready to be split. I found out PCB guillotines are very expensive, so I'm going to see if I can cut them with a Dremel or paper cutter. I hope at least one of these methods works.
June 24, 2017 • Scott Urueta
Assembled without the case as a sort of firmware dev board, everything works. Going to get some price quotes for the large batch now.
May 17, 2017 • Scott Urueta
It works! This update is a bit short but I'll add more info and pictures soon.
March 23, 2017 • Scott Urueta
Good news, the writer looks and feels wonderful when assembled. Bad news, I've encountered a series of problems with this PCB. Right off the bat, it seemed like there was no bootloader that should have been already programmed to the microcontroller. Then when I went to try putting on the bootloader myself, the whole device was never detected at all. Turns out there was a missing fuse intended to protect the board from a bad USB port or any similar shorts. It was listed in the PCB files that were sent but not placed on the board. Not a huge deal...
January 28, 2017 • Chas Kane
I have my bulk materials and the current stop is the lead time on the PCBs' arrival. The minimum quantity for PCBs I could feasibly pick was 5 and the lead time on the PCBs is nearly a month. This means that, assuming the PCB works fine, the first 5 orders for the keyboard are going to be sent out earlier. The last order that fits within this window is #1066. Fingers crossed that everything on the case fits together with the PCB and the keyboard works smoothly!