12/12/2018 at 10:47 •
10/14/2018 at 21:01 •
I didn't write about it, but a while ago @davedarko agreed to make a video about soldering this project, and you can watch it on YouTube here:
There is now a second video, made by @blitzcitydiy, and you can watch it here:
It really makes me happy to see that people care about something I made to make a video about it unprompted. I also love the professional quality and clarity of both of those videos! They are really well done.
08/04/2018 at 11:33 •
It took me longer than anticipated — a couple of events in the middle of it got in the way — but the Rainbow Jellyfish kits are now in stock on Tindie. You can get them here: https://www.tindie.com/products/13347/
Here's a shot of completing the first ten kits:
The LEDs are dabbed in paint to show what color they are. I used SD card boxes for the kits — was considering paper bags with printed instructions instead, but this turned out to be easier and required less work. Also looks better.
07/17/2018 at 09:26 •
07/01/2018 at 16:48 •
The initial prototype PCB worked great for singles, but now I want to start selling kits, so I need to panelize them. Initially I just slapped a few of the boarrds together and added a few tabs to connect them, but when I submitted that to be fabricated, it got rejected. So today I sat down and panelized them properly:
I could probably pack them denser, and get less problems with the "mouse bites" somehow, but I think this is good enough for now. This will give me 160 PCBs in total. I varied the silkscreen on them slightly, to give them different facial expressions. Ordered them on white PCB with black silkscreen. Should arrive in a few weeks — in the mean time I need to figure out how to package the components, in particular, how to mark the colors of the LEDs.
06/26/2018 at 22:01 •
This was a pretty quick project, but it's also really simple. I have the three PCBs I got from OSHPark assembled and on sale at Tindie. I also ordered proper PCBs now (white), and I will sell them on Tindie as kits when they arrive.
The PCB design is now published at OSHPark, so you can also make your own.