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Prototype PCB testing is complete

A project log for SamplerBox 1

Raspberry Pi Based Hardware Sampler / Synth Platform

P. T.P. T. 02/23/2016 at 13:485 Comments

Prototype PCB testing is complete at this point and it is being prepared for manufacturing.

The current design is a 11x11cm PCB that holds all required peripherals and plugs into Raspberry PI GPIO socket, eliminating the need for any wiring as DAC, all peripherals and connections are placed onto one board. It is designed to fit stylish aluminium off-the-shelf 12x12x4 cm enclosure.

A concept drawing.

Discussions

calhjh wrote 02/10/2017 at 21:06 point

The cost seems to be a bit excessive.

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P. T. wrote 02/11/2017 at 08:38 point

Much of the price is dictated by components and manufacturing costs. The SamplerBox PCB has an expensive hi-quality DAC, headphones amplifier, MIDI interface, display port and controls on it and there is not much that can be done to reduce price while maintaining features and quality.

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calhjh wrote 02/10/2017 at 16:46 point

When I buy one of these boards ? Fully assembled if possible.

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P. T. wrote 02/10/2017 at 20:10 point

Its currently being prepared for manufacture with estimated price 100 EUR for a fully assembled and possibly a cheaper version without through-hole components soldered. If everything goes as planned, shipping will being in a month. Would that be of an interest? 

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dangrigorie wrote 02/14/2017 at 01:27 point

I am very interested in the fully assembled version, 100 EUR is ok. I definitely want to buy. Please let me know when she is ready. I'm from Romania. dangrigorie@yahoo.com. Thank you!

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