Month: May 2015

Casings arrived and the first assembled unit!

Finally! We now have all the casings we need to fulfill the Kickstarter rewards and some more. We assembled the first unit and all is well! Works like a charm!

We’re now starting with assembly of the last electronics, putting these in the casings.. and of course also putting together the kits. Rewards will be shipped out in order of Kickstarter backing.

130 front plates

130 front plates

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199 frontplate-less casings

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casings again..

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The assembled unit!!

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Back and side view of the assembled unit.

Sawbench front plate drills and general progress

Some of you DIYers have requested the front plate drills file to be made available. So, here it is! Drills DXF file

Furthermore, and this the news we’ve been waiting for.. the casings are ready to be picked up from the factory! There’s the Dutch holidays in the way, so tuesday is the earliest we can manage. We’re ready to assemble and ship them! Stay tuned!

Forum online

Hi all,

You may be interested to hear this site has now got it’s own forum. We thought it might be useful since there always will be questions about DIY stuff, and it’s also a good opportunity to communicate in a more open way instead of just directed emails. Better for everybody.

Tasty Chips Electronics forum

We’re also intending to a bit of an overhaul. Use the new logo (from the Sawbench), adapt colours, etc.

Cheers!

A new week, a new Sawbench update

Some news on the Sawbench front:

The remaining eight bare bones kits (this brings the total to 38) have been shipped out and the first people have already assembled it!

Justin Dicenso finished his barebones kit!

Justin Dicenso finished his barebones kit!

The production is on schedule. We managed to finish the soldering for almost 40 units, so far! Still 25 to go.. We also ordered the final batch of Sawbench PCB’s. So we should have more than enough PCB’s in stock for the remaining Kickstarter backers and also for the first post-Kickstarter clients (already 15 orders received).

The first proof casing was tried today, as can be seen below. The factory made the bottom part, with which we are extremely satisfied. High quality finish on the aluminium, not too glossy, not too dull, and excellent bench pressing too! We quickly made our own preview frontplate with the CNC machine and everything fitted! We cannot wait until we receive the first front plates from the factory!

The actual form factor of the Sawbench casing.. The bottom part is as it will be in the final version. The front plate is a preview version without print (CNC'ed by ourselves).

The actual form factor of the Sawbench casing.. The bottom part is as it will be in the final version. The front plate is a preview version without print (CNC’ed by ourselves).

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