Finished the PCB design for the prototype

A project log for DEXT Meteor:

The DEXT Meteor is a powerful and small FPGA computer with a unique OS.

dylan-brophyDylan Brophy 07/14/2018 at 21:021 Comment

KiCad's Pcbnew didn't like my 420+ small connections (well, I didn't either, but...),  but I got it done!

For some reason I love seeing the final result, how complex it is, with all those tiny connections.

I made the PCB rendering purple because we want to make the final product with @oshpark PCBs.  We will also be ordering a solder paste stencil because the FPGA is a QFP-144, with .5 mm pitch and almost no margin for error to get a good manufacturing turnout.  We will be getting our stencils from oshstencils.

For the prototype we will be getting cheap PCBs from EasyEDA to play with and get used to building the boards with.


oshpark wrote 07/18/2018 at 19:04 point

Very interesting!

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