May 22, 2022 - 1:13pm#1
Renewed ACI board design
Hey guys! I've been following mrtitanic777 (open source board update) and retroplace_1 (assembled boards with wave soldering technology) projects with great interest. And I thought it was time to update the ACI card design a bit. I enlarged the diameter of the adapter holes a bit, made elongated contact pads, increased the font of the lettering and added the SCC logo to make it look a bit more like the original. I am not a pro in this field, frankly speaking, I knew nothing about it, so I asked Misha to help me. In principle, it is not particularly difficult. I wanted to be done by April 1st for Apple's birthday, but the situation changed unexpectedly at the end of winter and it took a little longer. It became very unexpected for me that I can no longer pay for ordering boards at JLCPCB, but I met a guy from China and he made my order even a little cheaper than at JLCPCB. What can I say, when some doors close, others on the contrary open and new opportunities open with them. Ordering 10 boards with shipping to Russia cost about $20, that is about $2 a piece. I mean that one guy from Canada sells similar boards on eBay for 40$, it seems to me that it is too expensive, but everyone should decide for himself. I assembled one already. It works, because I did not change the wiring of the board, I only moved the holes for the audio connectors a bit (the TO TAPE and FRM TAPE inscriptions didn't fit). I'll add some pics and gerber file below.