A few days ago, I finished laying out the PCB for the next batch of magnetic cellos, and with that, this round of design is done. Since April, I’ve been working to make the instrument a little bit better and alot easier to build. Now it’s time to build those next instruments.
Instead of doing everything myself in my parent’s garage, I’m getting help. The wood is being done in Morro Bay, magnetic bows and coil housings will be laser cut in Oakland, the PCB’s are being printed in Malaysia, and the metal boxes are being machined somewhere in New York state (I think, or possibly Canada). The other electrical bits and pieces are coming in the mail from Digikey and Mouser.
There’s not much more to do now, but to wait for parts to come in. I’ll let you all know how the timing works out, some of these custom parts have a lead time of more than a month. In the meantime, here’s the PCB I designed:
I suppose I can relax and do non-cello things for a while, it being summer and all.