ALP Custom Buttons Breakout Boards

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Alright finally got the PCBs in, soldered up, and tested.
Currently they are waiting to dry (conformal coating and a bit of silicone on the connectors for added security). Once they are dry I will ship them out.
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In terms of pricing, the connectors were kinda of more expensive than I wanted but whatever. I think $22 for them shipped to 48 states is what I'm looking at. If you don't agree with the cost of my time, I'm open to working something out. If you're somewhere else where shipping will be far more costly, we'll have to work that out too.

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I ended up making the PCBs red to match the ALP control set and cpu pcb color. Nothing special, just a little tidbit.

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So there are two rj45 connectors. This connects in series to the hifi/regular control set. Then there are two screw terminals. Each one has a ground and a signal. If you tie the signal to ground that simulates pressing a button. The two terminals are labeled pwr and menu.

Finally, two notes. This product contains lead solder. I use lead based solder because in the long run it is better. More reliable in places of high thermal fluctuation and high vibration (ie a car). It's just a bit softer than lead free solder so that it can expand and contract without cracking. If you have any issues with the lead based solder, do not buy one of these.
Second, I take no responsibility for any damage caused to your vehicle or ALP by using this product or by connecting something incorrectly. You take full responsibility for any issues that may arise. That being said, if something goes wrong with the board (it's so very simple that this shouldn't happen. Literally 4 connectors..) I am more than happy to help fix or replace it.

If you are still interested in getting one of these, send me a PM with your address. Some of you have already pmmed me this, but please do it again as an acknowledgement that you've read this thread and because your pm has probably gotten burried. I have 12 of these boards made.
 

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Can you link the original thread. What is this?

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See post number 13 on this thread here:
 
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Pm sent, those look great! Conformal coating is way more than I'd expect from a hobbyist too.
I don't half-ass anything I put my name on.. It would be one thing if I was eating the cost and sending them out for free....

If I'm building something for myself, it gets quarter-assed........lol
 

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Update:

I have shipped out all the boards. I have tracking numbers for all of them except the ones going to Australia. If you want your tracking number, PM me.
 

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If you make more of these at some point, I would love to get one. Very nice work!
 

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Has anyone who received one of these boards designed a 3d printed case for them?
 

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Cool idea! I wonder if it's something that installers like @12v Nick would benefit from too to help speed up their custom install process. :)
 

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Has anyone who received one of these boards designed a 3d printed case for them?
@Tb12 possibly?

Cool idea! I wonder if it's something that installers like @12v Nick would benefit from too to help speed up their custom install process. :)
If any installers are interested, I'll give them the board design files, part numbers, and Gerber file so they can get the pcbs made and assembled themselves.
 

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Has anyone who received one of these boards designed a 3d printed case for them?
Yep. Not sure how well it'll print on every printer / material, mine was using Nylon+CF on a high end printer. Requires a bit of filing of the grooves to fine tune for conformal coating thickness, but it should be pretty minimal assuming your printer is good :)
 

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So this may not look 'perty' but I ended up attaching two RJ11 jacks that I took apart from one of these:

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and wired it up to use with the Safe N Sound1 flat mute buttons http://www.safe-n-sound1.com/Valentine Flat Mute Plug.html for easy access. Works like a charm! Thanks @SquirrelMaster !!

Don't mind the electrical tape. Hopefully will come up with a 3d printed enclosure eventually!

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