So, I have some news regarding the GB.
I have all of the parts except the 3d printed pieces (which just shipped). However, there is one issue I’m having.
I used JLCPCB for the manufacturing of the circuit boards, and I have used them before. They have always had affordable prices and good quality. However, they seem to be having trouble with manufacturing the bottom layer. Here’s a picture of the part:
I had trouble capturing it, but you can see that there is a strange pattern on the piece, similar to a composition notebook. In addition to that, several of the parts have scuffs and scratches. When I got the order, I filed a quality complaint. JLCPCB said that “this may occured during the manufacturing proccess.” It took me a while to get a new set of bottom layers sent out, as I could only send one message per day due to them having a 15-hour time difference. Once I got them, I found that the new boards had the same pattern as the old ones. I’m currently trying to get a refund.
I have tried cleaning the part using both water and rubbing alcohol, but neither make a difference.
So, I’m not really sure where to go from here. I think I’ll try ordering them from another PCB manufacturer, but the only options that are around the same price range are Elecrow and AllPCB, both of which I have never used before. If you have, please let me know what they are like. However, I can’t order new boards until I get a refund from JLCPCB, which might take a while.
I will contact all customers shortly and ask if they will be OK with receiving the bottom piece with the strange pattern. If you have any thoughts on what to do, please let me know.