Making a physical product is hard. Honestly, the hardest part is finding the right manufacturers. You'd think it would be easy with the internet, but many companies either don't have websites or take forever to respond. Luckily, I've found two great PCB assembly and enclosure manufacturers. They're both in the process of building a prototype, so I'm excited to see it. Hopefully, there are no errors.🤞🏻
In the meantime, I created a mockup (photo below) to test the layout and clearance. I drilled out the enclosure and mounted the hardware with tape since it has no guts. For the graphics, I just got clear labels at Staples and printed the artwork onto them. It worked out pretty well. This is very close to how the final product will look, except the enclosure paint will be an 80s computer beige.
I'm also going to have custom boxes made, so I'm researching packing manufacturers and working on a design now. Almost there.
1960s Geometric Class Chart
Mid-century French classroom posters used to teach shape and color recognition. Grad a set from Present & Correct.