Hi everyone. I’m trying to go to a preproduction prototype with a product I’ve made. I’ve tested it on the CanXtra (no longer available) and also on the EMX development board. I have some issues and questions:
The Gadgeteer is advertised to save money going to production. Isn’t the savings about the same if I have everything working on the EMX dev board and have just added a few more parts on a breadboard?
I thought a good starting place would be to use the FEZ Cobra board (which has the EMX board soldered to the front of it) and just make the modifications I need. Is there a reason I shouldn’t go this route? Is it an inexpensive route to go.
I have not gotten any of the design files (FEZ Cobra, FEZ Panda) to import into Altium. Does anyone have a solid design file (probably EMX based) that works in Altium from which I could add my parts?
The folks at GHI seem really nice, but since my budget is under $10K, I can’t seem to get a cost estimate on what it would cost take to basically go from an EMX board plugged into my 20 or a design ready for manufacturing. Has anyone else done this? Any advice?