27 months ago
My last post was that we were working on a PCB revision, hopefully our last. We had to rev one more time (go figure), but I'm happy to say we're done. Assembly of the final revision has begun in small test amounts. I'm also working on wiring harnesses and test assemblies. There is a boatload of cabling to do for them - some 3000+ cables still waiting to be cut, stripped, and crimped. I cranked through a few hundred during the latest Apple livestream. We've also had two other different (but related) PCB designs printed and milled, and numerous brackets and support structures 3D printed.
It's all part of our upcoming benchmark infrastructure. I won't share all the details, but I'll just say it's been a LONG time coming. We've been talking about it since, well, 2011. I've been dreaming of the coming day for what feels like an eternity. It hasn't been cheap to implement, but I don't care - I think it'll be worth it for the value it provides the PC building community.
When we go live, look for some content related to what we've built and how it works. I hope you like it, and I hope you appreciate it. We've put a ton of time, effort, and attention to detail in it.