3,000 parts placed in a day!

OK, so I got up at 5:30am today and it’s midnight now, but in an effort to get as many boards ready as possible for the next sale (around 4/5/6 Feb) I had a marathon session today. 3,000 parts is 30 boards! OK, so they’re not tested and there’s no connectors or HPF rework on them, but considering I started off doing a third of this rate only a short six weeks ago, I’m pretty impressed with myself, but my head is now officially jelly.

Hopefully this will all be a thing of the past next week if the new assembler turns up trumps.

Time for a G&T.


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7 Responses to 3,000 parts placed in a day!

  1. Bruce says:

    Well done Howard,

    As long as none are in upside down, you’ve done well !

    • admin says:

      There are a few R’s and C’s but hopefully no one will notice.

      • Mike says:

        I find it takes a lot of time getting the resistors the right way round – so you can read the value the correct was up when viewed from bottom right…or was it bottom left?

        Soldering in things can be very therapeutic for a while.

  2. Ciemon says:

    Impressive stuff Howard.

    Unfortunately, I can only see the demand increasing for this superb piece of kit.

  3. Mark Hammond N8MH says:

    Three cheers for Howard—Hip-hip, horray! Hip-hip, horray! Hip-hip, horray!

  4. dan says:

    while I have read and understood the reasons it isn’t possible (yet… hopefully), you do realize that you will eventually HAVE to let other people build their own funcubedongle… because it’s great and a lot of FUN!

    kidding aside, I for one am not shy about building such a thing from a kit or gather my own parts to build it, and while I can not be certain about it, I would bet almost anything that I’m not the only one 🙂

  5. Larry says:

    Thanks for showing your dedication to the project – it certainly doesn’t go unappreciated out here! I just hope your tele is working fine running all of these hours!