From the project chat:
Alex Camilo writes:
- instead of running the display through a cutout i think it's better to have the connector on the top.
- this way we can use an acrylic spacer and have all the components on the top of the bottom board.
- the acrylic spacer would be a 5mm (or 9mm) donut.
- we would use m2 threaded SMT standoffs soldered to the bottom pcb
- the top PCB would be passive, with silk screened artwork on the top.
- the bottom would have components on one side.
There are two ways to do the straps:
the way the openHAK does it with a notch in the PCB outline covered by resistors
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or, we just do a notch like this
- benefits of notch: single side load.
- then we get a strap like this and it covers the bottom (eBay link)
- the one with the resistors looks nicer but complicates things.
this decision won't affect layout too much so ill make it at the end when everything else is done. I am leaning toward notches.
- I think the straps are more cost effective
- it will also protect the skin from the PCB