Update #6 First PCB received

A project log for PiPod

Raspberry Pi zero portable music player

brambram 05/16/2018 at 19:181 Comment

Today I received the first version of the PiPod PCB from PCBWay surprisingly I received it earlier than the PCB's I ordered from Oshspark.  I first wanted to test parts of the circuit with the boards from Oshspark but because the board from PCBway was very cheap I decided to order it. So here they are:

As you can see I ordered 0.8mm black PCB's this didn't cost anything extra. The boards come with HASL finish and an ENIG finish does cost extra but for this first prototype it doesn't really matter. When you select these options, the price is about the same as the Aisler and Oshspark boards the only difference is the quantity. The quality of these boards look good, the only quality issue I've found are the holes that aren't completely covered.

Here are some more close-ups:

I am still waiting on a couple of parts and when it has arrived I will assemble it further, for now I've soldered on the buttons to test the case.


PCB designer wrote 05/17/2018 at 03:08 point

 The reason may be that the solder opening and the edge of the hole has a short distence in order to aviod the oil dropping into the hole. It doesn't have much impact. 

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