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BLM 16x16+X PCB and case order [CLOSED/waitlist]

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i am intresteted in a button bulk (austria > up to now EU)... since i need buttons for 2 PCBs... and a few more for other projects...

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It's probably best to bulk order in the EU/US. Here are the prices for a set of 18:

 

Mouser single person:    $88.02
Mouser 6 people (108):   $78.12
ADAfruit single person:  $80.28
ADAfruit 6 people (108): $71.28

(the unlucky few who missed out on a shift button need a whole extra 4x4 piece)

 

 

In my experience, I don't normally pay customs fees or VAT from Mouser if I choose UPS as shipping and order over a certain amount. With ADAfruit these would be added on. I'm a leeeetle bit uncomfortable with bringing piles of button pads and LEDs over the border, even though I realise it would be the most efficient way to ship everything together...

 

Would someone in DE/AT run a bulk order of LEDs/button pads from Mouser and ship them out? It might save $50 per person.

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I'm back
no problem to wait for the case.... no problem if the case is a bit high priced
let's wait and see...
 

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We continue. I'll send out the bank payment details and remaining Paypal invoices today.

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All current invoices are now sent.

 

I have contacted those who initially signed up, but had changed circumstances, with an option to deposit $100 with me to hold the pricing as it is at the moment. Full payment could be delayed for at least half a year. No problem if this doesn't work at the moment, but the downside will be increased costs in the long run as the current order relies on certain quantity discounts.

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Good news:

http://eepurl.com/bvVCt1

 

50% discount on materials at Formulor, valid until the end of September. I am still doing final PCB tweaks but hope to order soon.

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Oh, that reminds me.  So u have the laser cut part finalized? I've got prime for Ponoko for another couple weeks so I could do a US run

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Oh, that reminds me.  So u have the laser cut part finalized? I've got prime for Ponoko for another couple weeks so I could do a US run

Okay, I've attached it, eventually I'll write up a wiki page. It's based on the "P2" size, 384 mm square. I chose milky acrylic, but I don't see a problem with opaque (?).

This EPS file uploads correctly to Formulor, but please verify that everything looks okay before ordering. Because the spacer doesn't span the entire PCB I've added a few extra "washers" to help with the spacing, hopefully they work out okay.

You have extra room on two edges if you need anything else done. 

BLM_spacer_3mm_acrylic.eps

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cool.  confirmed it passed the bot at ponoko.  $36 with prime :)

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cool.  confirmed it passed the bot at ponoko.  $36 with prime :)

Sweet :)

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PCBs now at the fab. All going well you will receive them in time for Oktoberfest :)

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Number of spare BLM/miniCore PCBs: 3

If you want cheap shipping and a cheap case, please let me know by, say 15.09.2015. Obviously I'll have the PCBs until they're sold, but I will only order the number of cases I have payments for. I'll have to consider the interest for another run (not looking likely at this stage), but let's see.

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hi latidgid I was on the list for pcbs only, can i get them??? according with your previous post

thanks

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hi latidgid I was on the list for pcbs only, can i get them??? according with your previous post

thanks

Quite possibly, I'll let you know.

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Is there a BoM yet while we wait?

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Is there a BoM yet while we wait?

Soon!

Please let me test the new batch of boards to make sure everything works properly. All going well it should be a week or two.

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I know I am way too late to this order, but is there any chance I could buy one of the spare BLM/miniCore PCB sets?

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I prefer to sell PCBs to those ordering the cases, but I'll let you know.

 

I know I am way too late to this order, but is there any chance I could buy one of the spare BLM/miniCore PCB sets?

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Damn!
I visit the forum regulary but missed this bulk order.
If there are any PCBs left i wouldt buy them instantly.

Best regards
Marxon

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Damn!
I visit the forum regulary but missed this bulk order.
If there are any PCBs left i wouldt buy them instantly.

Best regards
Marxon

Sent a PM

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something new about the order of PCBs and cases? When can i calculate with them?

Best regards?

MaG2k

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