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Creation - Gadgeteer Capacitive 5" LCD

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Posted 4yr ago
by Dave McLaughlin | Legend | 58,471 exp
Posted 4yr ago
by Dave McLaughlin | Legend | 58,471 exp
I just posted Gadgeteer Capacitive 5" LCD on Creations. Feel free to discuss and make suggestions here.
Reply #1 — Posted 4yr ago
by Brett | Superhuman | 125,590 exp
Reply #1 — Posted 4yr ago
by Brett | Superhuman | 125,590 exp
cool. Is the module you use NHD-5.0-800480TF-ATXL#-CTP ?
Reply #2 — Posted 4yr ago
by dominik38 | Senior | 2,476 exp
Reply #2 — Posted 4yr ago
by dominik38 | Senior | 2,476 exp
Very nice work. I think I saw a video of it in use some time ago(?) would be nice to upload it to the modules page!
If next version has black pcb and rounded corners, that would be awesome!
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Reply #3 — Posted 4yr ago (modified)
by Dave McLaughlin | Legend | 58,471 exp
Reply #3 — Posted 4yr ago (modified)
by Dave McLaughlin | Legend | 58,471 exp
@Brett. It does.

@Dominik38, what you see in the pics is the prototype. The ones I will sell will be black with round corners. Smiley
Reply #4 — Posted 4yr ago
by dominik38 | Senior | 2,476 exp
Reply #4 — Posted 4yr ago
by dominik38 | Senior | 2,476 exp
Very nice, very nice Smiley
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Reply #5 — Posted 4yr ago
by Dave McLaughlin | Legend | 58,471 exp
Reply #5 — Posted 4yr ago
by Dave McLaughlin | Legend | 58,471 exp
For those who have shown interest I am afraid I have decided to pull this design from creations.

Without many orders of 10+ as a minimum, I can't afford to build 1 or 2 at a time as the cost is just too high and I am lucky if I make $10-15 on them (shipping costs for small quantities kill it). I can't risk ordering 10 sets of parts and having them sitting around as the price is too much.

What I am willing to do is offer the board design as OPEN SOURCE and I will this week upload the revised Gerbers (change the wording and add OPEN SOURCE etc) and full bill of materials for the board and you are welcome to make as many as you want. All I ask is that you leave my company website wording on the boards you get made. Smiley

I'll post the link here in the next few days.
Reply #6 — Posted 4yr ago (modified)
by dominik38 | Senior | 2,476 exp
Reply #6 — Posted 4yr ago (modified)
by dominik38 | Senior | 2,476 exp
I comprehend your point. Hard to intermediate way for your situation Banging Head
How about only selling the PCBs? Would be a Win-WIn situation for everyone? Additionally it makes shipping easier.

Edit: Or a version with everything on it, only without the display? So one can get the display directly a the supplier and only has to connect it to the socket?
Reply #7 — Posted 4yr ago
by Dave McLaughlin | Legend | 58,471 exp
Reply #7 — Posted 4yr ago
by Dave McLaughlin | Legend | 58,471 exp
That might be an option dominik38. The issue is that shipping is still going to be around $45 from here with EMS (I wouldn't trust normal post from here) and that price is up to 500gm.

This might make it expensive for some people if only ordering 1 board.

I might do both options though. Free design files and ready made boards for those who want them.
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Reply #8 — Posted 4yr ago
by DanW | Senior | 1,104 exp
Reply #8 — Posted 4yr ago
by DanW | Senior | 1,104 exp
This is sad!
There has to be a way to keep the Gadgeteer creations financially feasible for everyone! ...(or I will have to go back to collage) Banging Head

... So to squeeze some profit out of these projects you need component order sizes of 10+ ?
So in theory, if you had guaranteed orders from 10 people then it might start to justify the effort?
Out of the hordes of non electronic developers and other curious creators, I find it hard to believe there isn't at least 10 that would be willing to contribute to what would essentially be a Gadgteer Buyers Reward Club or kickstarter(ish) I guess.

Based on the current rate of new Gadgeteer creations, and as long as there isn't to many $150 Wink modules then the average cost per month for each "member" would be between $50-$200.

The tertiary benefits of this type of program would be plenty.
Reply #9 — Posted 4yr ago
by njbuch | King | 26,158 exp
Reply #9 — Posted 4yr ago
by njbuch | King | 26,158 exp
Awsome idea. Does tindie support that?

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