Let the Quoting Begin

I finished the small 1/2″ x 1″ PMCv1 board late last night.  Yay!  Now I get to package it up and send it to Advanced Circuits (and probably a few other places) to get manufacturing quotes.  I’ll need to refresh the connector pigtail quotes as well.  I still have to work out a plan for assembly (easy), and a plan for testing final built-up units (not so easy), but this is all very good news.

So When Can I Buy?

Give me a couple weeks into February to get the quote process underway.  If all goes well, I’ll have final purchase price and availability information by the end of February.

What About Pre-orders?

I have not yet decided about pre-orders.  I have heard too many horror stories about people paying for goods before they’re ready and for this reason or that, end up very unhappy in the end.  Pre-orders greatly help me offset the initial production cost, but I’m hesitant to be bound to that in case something in the first production round goes south and I am unable to deliver as I had hoped.

What Will it Look Like?

Well, small.  About a half-inch by one-inch.  With a pigtail cable sticking out one side, and two switches and LEDs (one red, one green) sticking out the other..  With some heat-shrink around the electronics to ensure that once tucked into your TV, nothing will short-circuit.  When I actually have one made, I’ll of course furnish pictures.  Until then, get a ruler out and draw that 1/2″ x 1″ rectangle.  . . .  Small, huh?

That’s all for this week.