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Max The Magnificent
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Woudl you like these boards?
Max The Magnificent   1/10/2014 10:09:36 AM
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I'm receiving a lot of emails from folks woudl are intereded in getting these boards for their own use.

We hadn't really thought about this before, but based on the interest we are seeing we are now planing to make these available for purchase.

Duane has sent the first files over to the board shop -- just three of each board in the first run – he always does this just to make sure that everything is 100% good before going into production. He says we should have these back in 1.5 weeks or so. Once we have them back and check them out, we'll go for a full production run.

When I say "full" – I'm not sure how many yet – that depends on the price breaks – we're not trying to make any money out of this – we'll do them at cost. Our ideal goal is to be able to produce both boards for $5 (and that includes shipping etc.) ... but this may simply not be possible – we'll have to look at the numbers – Duane is talking to board shops as we speak. I will be doing a follow-up blog about this in a couple of weeks telling folks how much the boards will cost and how to get them – in the meantime, do you want me to add you to the list of folks who have expressed an interest so I can email you when we know more? If so, email me at my personal email address of max@CliveMaxfield.com

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Re: Screwshield
David Ashton   1/9/2014 4:46:31 PM
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@Max - he wasn't a public servant - just a one hour photo guy - but I reckon he got plenty of laughs out of it as well...

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Re: Screwshield
Max The Magnificent   1/9/2014 4:01:52 PM
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@David: The guy should have said "Mr Ashton, I think you should comb your hair first" but he didn't...

And they say public servants don't have a sense of humor...

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Re: Screwshield
David Ashton   1/9/2014 3:58:50 PM
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@Max - "So that explains your whimsical hair style"   That's nothing.  Once I had to get a replacement Driver's licence in a hurry, so went into a 1 hour photo place.  The guy should have said "Mr Ashton, I think you should comb your hair first" but he didn't. So I got this crazy nerdy looking photo on my licence.   Used to have fun with it at car hire places.... "Mr Ashton, can I see your drivers licence please?"  "Yes, but only if you don't laugh at my photo."  "Of course I won't!"  I'd hand over the licence and the girl would usually dissolve into uncontrollable giggles.  Or try to suppress them, which was even funnier.  

These days licence and passport photos have to be taken without glasses on.  Which is almost as bad, in my case.....

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Re: Screwshield
Max The Magnificent   1/9/2014 2:59:11 PM
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@David: ...you'd be surprised how often I end up doing that.

So that explains your whimsical hair style (I just knew it couldn't be intentional LOL)

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David Ashton   1/9/2014 2:37:47 PM
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@Max...you'd be surprised how often I end up doing that.  @#$%^& American components.... :-)

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Max The Magnificent   1/9/2014 11:23:42 AM
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@David: ...on checking the pics a bit more carefully I'd say you're telling porky-pies anyway, they look like they are 0.15 inch spacing, thought the PCB shows them at 0.1 inch.

The ones on the Adafruit Arduino Uno proto screw board look to be 0.15" pitch, but the ones we're using on our board are definately 0.1" pitch -- trust me, have I ever lied to you before?

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Re: Screwshield
Max The Magnificent   1/9/2014 11:22:15 AM
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@David: ...we'd have to fit them to the underside of the boards because we're in the southern hemisphere :-)

You could stand on your head whilst soldering them in...

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David Ashton   1/8/2014 8:51:41 PM
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@Max ....on checking the pics a bit more carefully I'd say you're telling porky-pies anyway, they look like they are 0.15 inch spacing, thought the PCB shows them at 0.1 inch.

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Re: Screwshield
David Ashton   1/8/2014 5:17:11 PM
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@Max..."We don't allow them to be sent to Australia"

Well they wouldn't work here anyway - we'd have to fit them to the underside of the boards because we're in the southern hemisphere :-)

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