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AstroEQ Forum => AstroEQ Availability => Topic started by: TCWORLD on March 25, 2017, 14:34:22

Title: ICs/PCB Availability [Currently Available]
Post by: TCWORLD on March 25, 2017, 14:34:22
Hi,

The next batch of PCBs have finally arrived.

I am currently waiting on delivery of the ICs. Microchip recons an ETA of 1st April for delivery. Once those turn up I will be accepting IC/PCB orders again.

Due however to the weakness of the pound thanks to Brexit, and despite the fact that I purchase the ICs in bulk, I am going to have the increase the price slightly from 6 to 6.50 for the ICs. In QTY 100 and ordered direct from Microchip, the two ICs alone cost ~6.38. I never like putting the cost up, but I hope you understand the necessity.

I am working on improving the AstroEQ purchase page at the moment, so please bear with me.

Kind Regards,
Tom.
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: TCWORLD on April 05, 2017, 18:22:38
Hi,

The ICs have now arrived. I need to program the ATMega's which I will do over the weekend.

Anybody wanting ICs and PCBs, I currently have 50 sets of ICs and about 22 PCBs available.

Kind Regards,
Tom.
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: Bonlb on April 11, 2017, 00:50:20
Hi Tom,

I just received my version 4.6 pcb today. Looks very nice!

Unfortunately, I never received an email or printout of the BOM for the pcb. I did include my email address as requested when I ordered the board.

Is the BOM different than that listed on the DIY page?

Thank you.

Bon
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: TCWORLD on April 11, 2017, 08:35:41
Hi Bon,

Glad it has arrived. Apologies for forgetting to e-mail you the BOM, I have e-mailed it now.

Kind Regards,
Tom.
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: TCWORLD on April 11, 2017, 09:44:54
To make life simpler, I have now updated the AstroEQ tutorial page with the latest BOM and Schematic files.

For those purchasing PCBs, you can now find the required BOM information here (https://www.astroeq.co.uk/tutorials.php?link=/doku/doku.php?id=buildown#parts_list)
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: monkfish on May 27, 2017, 20:21:51
Hi, i'd like to know if there is a pcb and a set of ic's available?

Regards.
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: TCWORLD on May 28, 2017, 10:38:52
Hi,
There are plenty of PCBs and ICs available to order.

Kind Regards,
Tom.
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: monkfish on May 29, 2017, 21:23:08
Fine but i can't see a pay button or something linking to paypal, do i pay via your mail adress on paypal?
Regards Emmanuel.
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: TCWORLD on May 29, 2017, 22:42:50
You can drag the bits you want onto the shopping bag icon. Click on the bag to go to the checkout page which uses PayPal checkout.
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: mtoastro on August 01, 2017, 08:18:19
Hi Tom,

Just placed an order for two sets of ICs referring to an other posting made today in the DIY section.

BR,
Marko
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: starlights on September 17, 2017, 08:37:22
Hi, i'd like to know if there is a pcb and a set of ic's available?

regards johan
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: TCWORLD on September 17, 2017, 10:10:27
Hi,

Currently no PCBs. I'm waiting on a batch to arrive which are currently at the mercy of posting from China, so could be a week, could be more.

I'll post an update once they arrive.

Tom
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: starlights on September 17, 2017, 12:53:56
oke thanks
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: TCWORLD on September 21, 2017, 21:57:03
The PCBs have turned up today.

I now have more ICs/PCBs available to order.

Tom.
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: starlights on September 23, 2017, 19:21:15
Thanks Tom for your info.

I goto order the pcb and prg. ic chips
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: starlights on September 27, 2017, 21:38:28
Hi Tom.
I have just order.
best reagards johan
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: FedeJ on October 10, 2017, 18:15:36
Hi Tom,
I would like to realize a DIY of the astroeq.
Can I ask you how is the avibility for the PCB and the 2 ICs ?

Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability
Post by: TCWORLD on October 10, 2017, 18:28:42
Still plenty available.

For others finding this, I'll post a further reply when I run out. Until then you can safely assume they are available.
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability [Currently Available]
Post by: barbwire78 on March 26, 2018, 07:27:14
I order two sets of ICs...  Thanks

BR
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability [Currently Available]
Post by: barbwire78 on April 15, 2018, 10:51:34
I'm still waiting for the order... How long should it come to me? 2 weeks have passed...
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability [Currently Available]
Post by: Steelfixer on June 03, 2018, 17:20:18
Hi Tom
Do you have any boards and ic's left I would like to order a set.
Thanks
Graham
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability [Currently Available]
Post by: TCWORLD on June 03, 2018, 17:38:20
@Graham Plenty of PCBs/ICs are available.
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability [Currently Available]
Post by: Steelfixer on June 03, 2018, 20:40:08
Thanks Tom.
I don't suppose you have any ready made controllers do you.
Not that good with electrics myself.
Thanks
Graham
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability [Currently Available]
Post by: TCWORLD on June 03, 2018, 23:06:09
Afraid not. I've had to put making controllers aside - got too much to do with my studies and work.
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability [Currently Available]
Post by: Steelfixer on June 04, 2018, 20:39:53
Oh ok.
Thanks Tom
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability [Currently Available]
Post by: Steelfixer on June 04, 2018, 20:58:04
Tried to purchase the board and the ic's but cannot pay for them as you have a problem with paypal.
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability [Currently Available]
Post by: TCWORLD on June 05, 2018, 08:52:56
It should be working, though it has been known to be intermittent in the past - mostly for people using Firefox. I'd give it a little while and try again.
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability [Currently Available]
Post by: Steelfixer on June 05, 2018, 20:53:46
All sorted paypal playing ball tonight.
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability [Currently Available]
Post by: SirhC on October 28, 2018, 17:37:29
Just ordered and paid for a pcb & ic from you Tom, just need to order the other parts to populate the board now and prob design & 3d print a housing.

thx
SirhC (Chris)
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability [Currently Available]
Post by: MattK on March 07, 2019, 05:42:32
Hello Tom,
Are pcb's and chipset avauilable?

Regards,
Matt
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability [Currently Available]
Post by: TCWORLD on March 07, 2019, 08:20:34
Hi Matt,

Still plenty available.

Kind Regards,
Tom.
Title: Re: ICs/PCB Availability [Currently Available]
Post by: mramirez on June 21, 2019, 17:26:40
I Tom

As I already have an Arduino Mega and two drv8825 from another project, I have to make the deccision if it is better to build the AstroEQ with those items, or buying your ICs and PCB.

I have read somewhere the Arduino clock is worse than yours. Could you tell me if this is true and why?
On the other hand, if I buy your ICs, is it possible update them if you produce a new version of the software?

Best regrads.

Mateo