[NTLK] Followup on EM300 and SER-001 boards: What a disappointment!

Florian Voigt florian.voigt at me.com
Sun Aug 26 14:57:29 EDT 2018

Hi Frank,

sorry to hear that. I really hope that‘s just a temporary setback. Maybe I can help a little by chipping in some money. If you provide some details, I‘ll send 20€ your way. I know, it‘s not much but maybe it helps a little to fund your research.

All the best,


> Am 26.08.2018 um 20:42 schrieb NewtonTalk <newtontalk at pda-soft.de>:
> Hi all,
> bad news: The boards I just got from Beta Layout are more than twice as
> thick as the original boards (1.7mm instead of 0.8mm). This means that the
> EM300 boards will not fit into the eMate's board holder, and the SER-001
> boards will prevent the back part of the 2x00's case from being properly
> reattached. 
> No idea how this happened. I sent them David's layout files without any
> change. The boards are perfect except for their thickness. I'd expect if
> Beta can figure out board width and height, drill positions, soldering pad
> positions and all that other stuff from the Gerber files, surely they should
> find board thickness info there, too! And if they didn't, they should've
> asked!
> I sent them an E-Mail asking how we can solve this problem. Let's hope they
> either waive the invoiced amount or furnish me with boards that we can use.
> Otherwise I will have just flushed almost 250 Euros down the drain. That
> money should have better gone towards the reflow soldering equipment I'm
> currently saving for and intended to buy next.
> Then again: If I do not have usable boards, I do not need reflow soldering
> equipment in the first place. Always look on the bright side of life.
> Sorry for grumbling. I had to blow off some steam. 
> Grr...
> :-((
> Frank
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