How to get Uzebox PCBs

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How to get Uzebox PCBs

Post by uze6666 » Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:40 am

Many have asked me how to obtain some Uzebox PCBs. Although I have a bunch of them lying around, shipping them is very expensive and sometimes takes forever when shipped outside of North America. That's why I recommend to have them made just for you at https://jlcpcb.com. I've used them many times in the past 2 years and the quality is excellent and they will make you 5 Uzebox PCBs for just 2$ + shipping! The procedure is quite simple and I'll describe it here in case some thinks it may be a daunting task.

Step 1 : Upload the pcb manufacturing files (aka gerber files). Download the zip file attached at the end of this post, go to the instant quote page and upload the zip file as-is. This is the latest PCB revision with the "Uzenet extension" which add the ESP8266+SPI RAM.
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Step 2 : When upload is complete you can select the options you want. By default all options are the ones required. You can choose the color you want at no extra cost. Optionally you may choose a different surface finish at an extra cost, which is calculated and shown to you in real time. HASL is lead based but is usually the easiest to solder. So that's the best option for beginners.
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Step 3 : Add to cart. Just choose the right shipping for you and you're done. As you can see, if you're a bit patient you can get 5 PCBs for under USD 5$!
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After creating an account and submitting your order, you can follow the build process and know when it's complete and shipped. Pretty neat. :P

Once you receive your PCBs, check out the assembly guide: http://uzebox.org/files/UzeboxAssemblyGuideV1.7.pdf

The Bill of material and schematics are available here.

You can also check this youtube video to help out:



Happy building!

Uze
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Re: How to get Uzebox PCBs

Post by coghlaniano » Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:18 am

Hi!
Thanks for this post Uze! It is very helpful.
Best.
Adrián.

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Re: How to get Uzebox PCBs

Post by uze6666 » Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:28 am

You're welcome, I'm glad it's helpful.

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Re: How to get Uzebox PCBs

Post by danboid » Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:27 pm

uze6666 wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:40 am
Once you receive your PCBs, check out the assembly guide: http://uzebox.org/files/UzeboxAssemblyGuideV1.7.pdf
It wasn't until reading this thread that I discovered there is an assembly guide for the UB.

I have been unable to find a link to this file anywhere on the UB website. On the Downloads page ( http://uzebox.org/download.htm ) there is a link to to an assembly guide for the UB portable but no link to this guide for the regular UB.

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