NeoDen3V Will Supply Help To Customer's PCB Assembly Project
- Aug 14, 2018 -
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WHO CAN DeDe BENEFIT?
Individuals getting started with Arduinos & compatibles
Makers building electronics for a project
Engineers designing a proof-of-concept for a product
STEM & STEAM camps
High school, tech school and university labs
Perfect for educators to teach electronics and programming! Better than blinking a single LED, the quintessential "Hello World" for electronics. Take control of 20 pairs of LEDs and build creative light shows!
Recreate the Cylon eyes from Battlestar Galactica or KITT from Knight Rider
Demonstrate what a shift register does
Build a VU meter by reading an analog input driven by an audio source
Use the serial port to control the LEDs
Develop a class around an Arduino and DeDe...PERFECT!!
PARTNERS ARE KEY TO SUCCESS!
DeDe, and I believe the same can be said of any project, wouldn't have been possible without the help of friends, family, and coworkers both past and present.
My thanks and appreciation go out to my parents for providing for me and encouraging my interest in computers and electronics at an early age. Had it not been for that, I would've been a starving actor, as evidenced by that 30 seconds of OMG video above! :D (In grade school, I thought everyone grew up to be on TV or in the movies...the naivety of youth!)
I would also like to thank some of the players in industry, without some of whom, we wouldn't have Arduinos!
Most of the hard work has already been done. A lot of time and money have already been invested in the development of DeDe, and it's all but done...just a minor artwork tweak to the silk screen layer. The design is already proven and it works beautifully! (It's fun to watch too!) The next step involves designing and building a test jig to verify functionality of the boards before they ship out.
The monies raised during this campaign will go towards ordering everything needed to fulfill orders, such as boards, components, packaging, etc. Depending on the success of the campaign, and more to the point, the number of rewards, I may or may not build the boards in-house. I've been hand-stuffing prototypes with tweezers and a microscope, but that doesn't scale very well! :^) A pick and place machine for automating the placement of the surface mount components is a necessity for any quantity over 10-20 boards. I would like to purchase a pick-and-place machine (likely the NeoDen3V) along with a manual stencil printer for applying the solder paste. If the number of awards goes well above expectations, the plan is to farm out production to a third party, although I would still like to build the first 900 or so boards in-house to use up much of the inventory I've already purchased and to gain experience with the Neoden3V.