Blank PCB manufacturing is complete.
I just received a request for info from PCBWay. Given that I've not assembled yet an Afterglow GI , would welcome some help:
> 1.Centroid file, see attached coordinate file for reference (you already offered,no need send again)
> 2.Assembly Instruction Drawing- display the polarity of Diode , Audion,LED, pls use “+””-”; display the orientation of IC, eg, dot for IC”s Pin1. see attached components position file for reference
> 3.3D map file-display the THT parts’location and orientation
> 4.Assembled real picture if you ever made, it will be the best reference.
On 2/ I can probably find out using the layout file
On 3/ I must say I'm unsure
On 4/ , anyone who built an AGGI (latest PCB) could provide a picture ?
On one of the earlier iterations the C4 was accidentally placed over an underside trace, creating a short. The placement has been fixed on the version you are using.
Also, I notice that pins have been removed on the connectors. This might be a problem to ensure this is done at PCBWay, is this absolutely required (ie are they keys in the corresponding cable connectors) ?
@Ashram56 if it doesn't screw things up for you, I would like to remove myself from the AGGI list.
I originally wanted to be on the list to save on costs, but it seems the AGGI isn't much of a cost savings when compared to the savings on an Afterglow. At least for me in Canada.
The Afterglow, even with currency conversion and taxes added is still a $100CAD saving when compared to the LED OCD. The savings are a result of the Afterglow not coming with the mini-breakdown board, and additional cabling.
The AGGI, is a $60 savings when compared to the LED GI , but it still requires a Nano, and cabling, making the cost about even for me (before shipping).
Please let me know if it's too late to pull out. I don't want to be that guy so if this makes things difficult for you I want to know.