Update: March 19, 2012

I learned over the weekend that ceramic SMD capacitors cannot be reliably soldered using a soldering iron.  It seems the ceramic material expands at a different rate than the circuit board and causes microscopic cracks in the crystalline structure of the ceramic.  Apparently this will cause the parts to fail over time, and / or cause sporadic behavior.

I am glad I learned this now as I am gearing up to build the bulk run of boards, and it has caused me to modify my initial approach to board assembly.  This is a small set back, but it should only take a week to get set up for the new process.  I want to apologize for the delay, I am working on getting these done as fast as I can.


Update: March 15, 2012

The circuit boards arrived.  Now I’m only waiting on a few parts and assembly can begin.

F18A Circuit Boards


Update: March 5, 2012

A week late, I know, I apologize.  Since the minimum order to have the F18A manufactured was not met, I have decided I can handle the quantity myself and I will be doing all the assembly.  This will slow down the delivery a little, but not too much I hope.  Boards and parts have been ordered, and once they come in I will begin fulfilling the F18A orders in the order they were received.

Thank you everyone for your support and patience, but the waiting is almost over! 🙂



Feb 9, 2012

Well, it finally happened and the F18A is available for pre-order in the store!  I was hoping to be able to fund the first batch myself, but my money tree died this year, so I have to humbly ask for pre-orders.  This post will be short since all the details are on the order page.  I’m really excited and hope that enough pre-orders come in to run a batch or two.  Thanks everyone for your support and patience during the development.

F18A Board

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