|So all 3 packages for the Axefx controllers have "shipped"
but not arrived. Awesome. The last of the packages to ship
was the PCB's which apparently shipped today, although the
tracking number hasn't shown up on the postal system yet.
And I don't know what the shipping transit windows are
The 3 boxes, are the footswitches, all the electronic
components (inc the AVR stamps) and finally the custom
PCB's. I think at one point last week I had 8 outstanding
orders, including unrelated stuff from ebay.
Things have slipped partly because I took a while to verify
the drill lists and images of the tracks, and made some
minor changes before the PCB's got made. And partly because
the vendor making them took a week longer than they said it
would take from when they accepted payment and the final
design to when they shipped the boards.
While I've been waiting I've started working on a new
revision of the PCB that supports a 40 pin IDC connection
between the main PCB and the switches / LEDs / expression
pots. This is very similar to the setup I used in the
prototype but I think I'll end up using it primarily to test
complete boards. I'm going to make a test harness that just
plugs into the board and lets me test all the functions
without having to solder in all the parts directly.
Depending on the layout of the final enclosure it might be
useful for others as well.