Boards go to manufacture

I know I've been a little quiet so I thought it time to give you hackers a a quick update to let you know how the Explorer boards are coming along. The design has been finalised and the PCB's are being made. All the components are on their way despite a few problems with component lead-times which has put things back a little unfortunately.

The manufacturing date has been scheduled in for the 9th October 2013. The boards will be tested and sent out as soon as everything is in place- thank you for your patience.

The PCB's will be black with the graphics in white. For the very best reliability and performance, the electrical contacts are all gold plated.

You can also place pre-orders here.

Interest in this design is steadily growing: we visited Nottingham Trent Uni yesterday and presented to a group of lecturers and academics with a view to tailoring the learning resource to be perfectly in line with the new UK curriculum.

Here's a Gerber view of the panelised PCB's and the prototypes:




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