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Thread: New E-Mag/X-Mag board!!!!!!

  1. #601
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    So are the bare boards themselves scrap since they need a different SMT padstack? Or is the 1206 padstack missing altogether?

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    The stack is missing all together.

    It's resistor 18,... And it currently only has 17

    I don't have photoshop on my desktop,... But I'm certain a very small copper trace from Vdd to Gnd is missing as well.

    Annnnndddd,.... The jumper for the power needs to be moved up to make room
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    Gotchya; all makes sense now!



    While I'd be okay with an axial leaded resistor soldered onto the board, there is no question that spinning new boards is the better option from a business standpoint.

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    damn man sorry to hear of this mess up.
    hope it works out and things go well.

    im still here no hurry for me.
    My sydarm weighs less than yours!!!

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    me to
    I'm still here Flag

    Don't give up !!

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    UPDATE

    Nothing to report right now. Only that the board house called me today to say that we all are in agreement on the new design layout to solve the missing resistor (i sent in files, they verified the list of parts reflected the BOM (bill of materials) for said project.

    And,.... Im not giving up :-)

    We will see this through......

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    Updates like this are much better than no update at all. Thanks for the update.

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    UPDATE

    Just got off the phone with the tech building our boards.

    Boards went on the machine at 530pm EST. My phone says 605pm right now.

    There will be a small delay due to the new to create a file called a "CPL" which tells the assembly machine where to put the parts on the board given an X and Y axis.

    That's gonna add 5 days I believe.

    Good news is we are back on track.

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    Outstanding!

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    Eh.... Not in my book.
    Looking at the dates.... Were waaay behind :-(

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    UPDATE

    Sent the board house a request for photos of the fabrication and assembly process,... so you could see what they look like as they go though the plant.

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    UPDATE

    NO word back on the pictures yet,.... boards are still in que being made.

    UPDATE on first post in thread to reflect "goin5150" as now a buyer and deposit made

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    UPDATE

    board house just called me.

    They wanted some more information on the pictures I asked for.

    The QC department has passed the request as "okay" to allow a camera in the lab when they build the boards on the cut line.

    Waiting to hear about the assembly process okay....

    The guy on the phone was rather curious as to why I asked for them.... At the end of the phone call... He though it was pretty neat and has never had a request for photos come across his department (QC)

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    UPDATE

    Board house sent along some photos of the CAM process as well as etching and layout process in action

    CAM Software showing the trace lines, routes, pins and points, layout, everything for the connections








    And the million dollar question answered: Yes,... the missing part is on there :-)

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    Outstanding! Thanks for these updates, Jai.


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    Sweet! Thanks for the pics and update!

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    THAT is insanly cool. I have never connected circuit boards and CAD software before

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTAutoMag View Post
    THAT is insanly cool. I have never connected circuit boards and CAD software before
    Typically PCB CAD is a very specialized program. Not something easily done with what most think of when you say CAD.

    Jai: Im very surprised they allowed pictures. Most of those manufacturers wont consider them at all.
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    OOOoOOOO I see mine :P

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    oh I dont doubt it

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    Normally they do not allow photo graphs of the process for protection of their methods and other customer products.

    So after the photos are taken, they are passed off to a QC department over in PR (I think) and they edit the photos and send them to me.

    Video was out of the question in this stage. I am not sure if they will do it for the assembly process..... But it would be cool to see.

    They are sending more photos of the masking and layout next week after QC edits the photos.

    Sorry there is no more news than a few photos.....

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    UPDATE

    Pictures of the solder mask and HASL process








    This might be the last update for a week or two. If I get anything to report I will be sure to drop all of you a line in the thread :-)

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    don't be sorry there arnt many photos... I work for one of these companies. I know how it goes

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    UPDATE for the BUYER Pre-Pay List

    Added flampaint to spot #28 for payment made on 1/24/2014

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    will these turn on and off by a uv flashlight? oh that would be cool

    any news, I may need more boards not sure yet till I get my stuff sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knownothingmags View Post
    will these turn on and off by a uv flashlight? oh that would be cool

    any news, I may need more boards not sure yet till I get my stuff sold.
    Yeah, it'd be great for your opponent, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splat15k View Post
    Yeah, it'd be great for your opponent, too.
    very true lol.

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    UPDATE

    Its 10:49 here in NH,.... day 4 of snow plowing,.... Im waiting to get my phone changed over before I take a picture of the back deck,.. but there is an easy 24" of snow on it,... i have yet to shovel it this winter.

    Not much to report,... i know things are moving,.. thats about it.

    Ive been stressed out over these a bit,.. trying to get them out and done.
    Ive had a few medical issues,... one I have an appointment for tomorrow,... gonna take some of my skin from my left arm pit (hopefully not!) (but i know you all wanted to KNOW that :-)

    Stress, lack of sleep, working stupid hours,.... spending time with my daughter,... busy winter! So much for enjoying it,......

    I hope to have some pictures of the assembly process in the future,..... keep track of this thread guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by p8ntbal4me View Post
    UPDATE

    Its 10:49 here in NH,.... day 4 of snow plowing,.... Im waiting to get my phone changed over before I take a picture of the back deck,.. but there is an easy 24" of snow on it,... i have yet to shovel it this winter.

    Not much to report,... i know things are moving,.. thats about it.

    Ive been stressed out over these a bit,.. trying to get them out and done.
    Ive had a few medical issues,... one I have an appointment for tomorrow,... gonna take some of my skin from my left arm pit (hopefully not!) (but i know you all wanted to KNOW that :-)

    Stress, lack of sleep, working stupid hours,.... spending time with my daughter,... busy winter! So much for enjoying it,......

    I hope to have some pictures of the assembly process in the future,..... keep track of this thread guys!
    hey man,
    slow it down some if you can try to relax if you can,
    hope the medical stuff isn't serious.
    don't worry about the boards too, much we all know you are working to get this done,

    thankyou so much for the update and wish you the best of luck with all the stow, and med issues.

    we are here if you need help.

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    UPDATE

    Been going back and forth with our assembler (her name is Lacey) for the last few days.

    She has been running connectivity tests between layers of components being applied to the board.

    She did run into 3 errors,.. so I have been correcting them the last 2 days: one was a typo on the BOM that was sent in and what the Gerber file said. Quick fix.....

    The others were admin issues,.. and in 3 hours we fixed it.

    I put in the request (again) for pictures,.. they (hopefully) will comply.

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