14 comments on “Yes, I know it’s late and we’ve been over this already but..

  1. Hi Tony,

    Can you get the new boards with black solder-resist? If so then I might be interested in one of the new boards. Will there be any difference other than appearance?

    Mike

    • Sorry I forgot to mention that in the post, they will have black resist. Other than that the only difference will be it’ll be one single board, the component layout will be the same.

  2. I have no problem if you end up switching to a board manufacturer If that helps you “get time back.” Also the nixie clock pic you have looks pretty interesting. Is that one you are designing, or one you purchased?

    • That particular one is built up as a thermometer but the PCB is designed to be used for a clock as well, note the empty spaces for a memory backup cap. It’s a design I put together in my spare time (!)……
      It’s not just time, the router spindle bearings are showing signs of wear now and I doubt it could produce boards of an acceptable quality without replacement. I’m just hoping it’s still up to engraving the board tops – find out later this week.

  3. Yeah I’d be down for new PCBs as I haven’t even gotten to that point yet… Maybe a new top and ring too. But to save on shipping I might not have them shipped until you start selling the Thermometer kits.

    You should find a glass engraving place and have them engrave some glass tops.

    • I’ll have to look into the glass engraving, the original idea was to use an unmarked sheet with the coil tops marking the aquares but agree an engraved glass board would look much better.

      • The tufnol label rings would make it so that the glass tops would just have to have the squares engraved, and thus be universal. The glass engraver would just have to produce X amounts of clear, X amounts of black smoke, etc.

        I ordered more tools… Again…

        At least when it’s done (some time next year…) it’ll be the classiest one out there.

  4. Hi Tony!

    Of course I am a latecomer and want to get on board. I registered for the forum because I am not sure how to go about contacting you.

    Thank so much and I am sorry if I missed something obvious.

    Best,
    Ed

    • There can be only 1 Ed! A fight to the death I say! 1 Aspie is enough!

      But seriously, this is quite the coincidence. Must be because of all those sparkly Edward Cullen fangirls naming their babies Edward.

      …Sooo what’s the V2 gonna be like?

  5. Hi Tony,

    As per our email exchange, I would like to be put on the waiting list for a full kit.

    Maybe things will get lucky for me. Could you possibly indicate the likelihood of me actually getting one?

    Thanks!
    Ed

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