Not sure if it’s ok to post this or if it’s the right place.
If not, feel free to delete this thread.
I made a PCB prototype for an LF antenna for my PM3.
The first version (proof of concept) was 3D printed and worked great, so went ahead and got a PCB made (r0)
It did have a small issue and a few things I didn’t like, but it works great.
I have done small batch production in the past, but they are time consuming and usually barely cover cost
So I’m wondering if anyone would be interested in a DIY kit (PCB+direction+heat shrink, maybe core?) Or complete plug’n’play antenna?
If I go the complete antenna, I’ll need to make a few fixtures and that may raised my cost …
Basically I’m asking if I should make a run of PCB before releasing it all to the wild
PS: the next rev of board is already designed with r0 resistor instead of the wire jumper (cleaner esthetics) and clear shrink tube would be holding the antenna in place.
And thanks to @Pilgrimsmaster for the idea, here is a poll so I can gauge better everyone interest
Definitely want one! So … How soon can you you ship?
Probably depending on cost and final details
Probably not, don’t really have a need
Why? What’s a PM3?
Also, are people more into a plug’n’play or a DIY kit?
Hope asking this is OK,
Thanks everyone for the help and support,
I liked your design from the first time I saw it, and now, just a little bit more so since you are offering it out to the community.
I would get one, But I already have the DT LF antenna for my RDV4.
But, I would encourage any PM3 Easy owners that have ever struggle to read / write to their LF implants to strike whist the iron is hot.
You might want to consider making a poll to guage interest?
if you “show who voted”, you could sort of use that as an order obligation
It may also be worthwhile to order some coils pre-wound from a company like this. You can reach out with specs for your antenna and since it’s large they’ll let you get a lower order quantity at a higher per-unit cost. In the end though it will be more economical for you, if you can get interest from 20-30 people. Might be worth reaching out on the Iceman discord to see if there’s any interest there.
You cant change the poll after 5 mins of publishing, so itf you want to change it, you’ll need to delete and start again, I just checked and there is only 1 vote at the moment.
You could copy the poll “script” and change the the bit where it says “show who voted” from “no” to “yes”