The PCB was delivered December 24th to Marc. I picked it up so I could work on it over the holidays, before we all get back together. Boards provided by PCBWay.com to support the project.
|Top of blank PCB|
|Underside of PCB|
Tracking the package on the 26th shows that UPS has not even physically handed it over to the USPS today, in spite of their misleading status message claiming that it had been. We shall see when it actually arrives.
The switches were soldered onto the board first. Next would be the LEDs and limiting resistors, allowing me to judge the light intensity through the plunger, although I don't have the actual components on hand yet. I could install the I/O extender chip and connectors while I wait.
|Top of board, only missing LEDs and limiting resistors|
|Bottom of board is complete|
|Plunger atop a switch, but without coil spring that sits in between|
|Keycap not in correct place and honeycomb still missing, but cap across a plunger|