Waiting is fun
23/5/2011
So all 3 packages for the Axefx controllers have "shipped" but not arrived. Awesome. The last of the packages to ship was the PCB's which apparently shipped today, although the tracking number hasn't shown up on the postal system yet. And I don't know what the shipping transit windows are either.

The 3 boxes, are the footswitches, all the electronic components (inc the AVR stamps) and finally the custom PCB's. I think at one point last week I had 8 outstanding orders, including unrelated stuff from ebay.

Things have slipped partly because I took a while to verify the drill lists and images of the tracks, and made some minor changes before the PCB's got made. And partly because the vendor making them took a week longer than they said it would take from when they accepted payment and the final design to when they shipped the boards.

While I've been waiting I've started working on a new revision of the PCB that supports a 40 pin IDC connection between the main PCB and the switches / LEDs / expression pots. This is very similar to the setup I used in the prototype but I think I'll end up using it primarily to test complete boards. I'm going to make a test harness that just plugs into the board and lets me test all the functions without having to solder in all the parts directly. Depending on the layout of the final enclosure it might be useful for others as well.

Tags: axefx

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fret
26/05/2011 2:35pm


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