scripts don't mind being yelled at by the guys at the fab
> Does OSHPark support (or are they planning to support) chamfering to make edge connectors?
Nope. Turns out our fabs kinda hate doing bevel edges. Because of how the fab processes steps, it also adds a bunch to the panel fab setup costs, so the whole panel cost goes up.
On that topic, though, it would be nice to be able to signal to the penalization code "no tab" spots.
@r miloh alexander asks: can you tell us what sw does OSH park use internally to panelize? How automated is the panelization process? Do you tabs (or mousebite) these batch panel orders or does the fab do this procedure?
It's also a super rare feauture. For production boards it's handy, but production card edges should also have hard gold (which we don't do_
@Kevin You're thinking of Castellated Edges (http://docs.oshpark.com/tips+tricks/castellation/)
It kinda sucks sometimes when there's a tab *right* under an edge mounted component.
@oshpark Important question, any plans on sending more jelly beans out with boards?
the most important question
@Nick Sayer sandpaper is your friend. Or a good file.
erp i meant to write "do you tab (or mousebite) the batch panel orders..."
Jelly beans? I never got any jelly beans.
@samy kamkar that was a treat during the winter holiday season... we'll be having more stickers though
@samy kamkar asks what we've all really been here to find out
> On that topic, though, it would be nice to be able to signal to the penalization code "no tab" spots.
Working on this! Processing outlines is somewhat automated: Specifically, our fab does it with a human and some really fancy software on their end that inserts tabs.
My current project is actually doing fully-automated outline detection, mill path routing, and tab placement. I have some prototypes working, but the runtime complexity for bad cases is awful. So, porting it to something faster.
@Ted Yapo Oh, sure, there's workarounds, but it's annoying.
wait, are we talking about pogs?
One of the things we plan when this is live is adding the ability to designate no tab zones on an upload.
no tab zones++
@Benchoff yes! we are working on new designs right now :)
> @oshpark Important question, any plans on sending more jelly beans out with boards?
Maybe! We like keeping it kinda seasonal and special.
> wait, are we talking about pogs?
@Dan Sheadel sounds peachy to have DNP tab zones...
With just a few minutes left I want to throw in this statement from @Nick Sayer so the people from OSH Park don't miss it: Not so much a question as a comment: OSHPark is 90% (10% goes to EAGLE) responsible for returning me to a hobby that I abandoned over 30 years ago when I was a teenager. Everything I've designed since then has been entirely because the barriers to getting professionally made PCBs at a reasonable timeframe and budget have gone away.
Absolutely true. I was building Heathkits in the 80s, but I tried to make my own PCB at home once and it was a disaster. I gave up for 30+ years.
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