The boards have arrived


This is another exciting week, we finally got a call from the PCB manufacturing house letting us know the boards are ready. Although we’re planning on using the same contract manufacturers for assembling all of the boards, we wanted to take a few of the extra boards home and examine their build quality.

As of the moment, there appear to be no shorts between any of the ground or power planes, and most signal traces don’t seem to have shorts with any of their neighbors! This kind of inspection is necessary because flying probes may not catch all these kinds of manufacturing errors.