Many of you have been contacting me about the DeltaSplit75 case (thanks to everyone who’s expressed interest, please feel free to keep getting in touch!) so I wanted to give an update on where I’m at. I would have updated sooner, but I didn’t have all that much to tell you.
I’m currently still waiting on the prototype – I know, I said a couple weeks but I was a bit presumptive about when the manufacturer would actually have machine time for me. The good news is that the prototype is being made as you read this so I should have it relatively soon. The factory sent me the photos below of the left-hand side which is nearing completion:
I’m really pleased with how this is looking! The inside corners will be ‘dog boned’ as to allow the square PCB to sit into the corners and of course, the threads for the plate are still to be added. It’s looking unlikely that I’ll be able to get the prototype anodised due to the cost of doing it as a one off. It isn’t a huge issue as the fit of the case is far more important at the moment. The main consideration will be the exterior finish (e.g. does it need some kind of bead blasting or other treatment) prior to anodising – I’ll need to make that decision later once I’ve reviewed the prototype.
When I first posted the IC, I said that I wouldn’t be able to offer PCBs. However, since then xyxjj has been gracious enough to send me the PCB files. I have recently received 10 of them from easyEDA and they appear to work! I’ve only soldered diodes and a pro micro to the left-hand side, so I need to do the right side and test them with a TRRS Cable connected. I’m confident they should work though. Assuming they do, we should be able to open up the GB to more than just those of us on the initial run of the PCB which should help with keeping the cost down for everybody (and also makes it easier to offer more than a couple of colours.)
I hope everyone is still as excited for this as I am! I’ve set myself a reminder to post an update on September 25th regardless of where I’m up to. If I have things to share before then I’ll, of course, post them straight up.
Current Back Orders
Just a quick heads up if you’re reading this and are waiting on an order from me (mainly Let’s Split Cases) they should be going out this week. Apologies for the delay, real life has been getting in the way lately. If you have an open order and need more info, please just hit me up on the contact page.