On 1/28/20 5:29 PM, Ke-Fong Lin wrote:
my goal is not to sell kits.I have a design in pcb-rnd, which can maybe export to kicad, but pcb-rnd is a better FOSS ECAD tool
for my style. No one has asked for the sources and one has asked for gerbers.
By the way, John, your Taiwan source, how much does a connector cost?Last time I bought a hundred for TM500, it was $180 +45 +30 = $255/100. You can't buy just one.
Wiring is a big consideration. Few people wanted to deal with soldering 50 wires each end of a cable.
Dan Meeks' TM500 kit with IDC connectors of thin wire gauge sold out quickly.
An expensive pcb that is a straight through one side of copper + connectors would sell much better than a wiring kit. Be very careful with TM500 -- my kit never sold to recover its costs.
The 7K flex extender did recover its costs and more, but I think that market is saturated now
after I sold 200 kits to 7 countries.