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Just a bit of an update into your delusion about my boards. I decided to see what it would cost to make LED Riser boards to eliminate the vertical wiring. This means I need 64 risers. About 16 fit onto a panel a bit smaller than the base board for the RGB cube. This means I would need 4 boards just for the risers. The 4 boards cost less than 1 RGB base board. Why? SINGLE sided, NO through plating and no silk screen. So, although you are still completely delusional about the so called profit on my RGB Base boards, I can at least understand where someone that never ever obviously made boards like mine could come to a totally uneducated conclusion that I should be able to make my boards for less. Ya, if it were possible to make the board 100% single sided with absolutely no VIAs, no through plating, no silk screening, and no coloured solder mask - it is theoretically possible to have the board made for a lot less assuming I didn't have to make the board 4X the size to allow the traces to all fit on 1 side, which would bring the cost right back up to where it is now and totally defeat the purpose.
while you are on your high horse, why don't you complain to the manufacturers of the DM13A chips that they don't share their design for the chip so we can make our own. It's as logical as all the BS you have been spouting so far.
If I was out to make money, I'd sell the boards for a lot less IF THAT WAS POSSIBLE, and I'd buy the parts cheap, and mark THOSE up instead by selling a complete "kit". I have everyone buy the parts from the parts seller directly who is capable of shipping FOR FREE and at the same price they would sell to ME for. that is IF profit was my game - which it is not. You are a troll who has never ever obviously in their entire lifetime ever investigated what it costs to make boards this large in quantities of 10-20 at a time. As for the shipping, I charge EVERYONE WORLDWIDE the same rate. That means you can have the package fully tracked to the US or Canada for the same rate I charge to ship to Australia or Japan. Sometimes it costs less, sometimes more, but it balances out. Go out and get some HARD FACTUAL NUMBERS or screw off.
Not that I need to prove anything to you....but...
You wanna post BS on me? then I invite you to have your instructors of ANY university outside of Hong Kong or Japan to contact me and tell me they have facilities that CAN produce ANY of my board designs. Otherwise, keep your BS comments to yourself as they themselves are BS!!!!!!!!
I'd also like to point out that the board you found online is 4X the surface area of the board for the project that you are looking at. You are quoting the price for the RGB base and driver board, not the single colour controller boards for CHR's project.
Yes, I see that you are getting at you have done zero research into what it costs to produce a small run of a board this size. I understand you haven't even looked into it, and thus have no idea what you are mouthing off about. GO AND GET QUOTES on fabricating a board this size - then come back. If you can get them done for $20 a piece in quantities of 10 or less, I'll gladly switch to whatever company in the universe offers that, and I will reduce my selling price accordingly. until then, STFU.
Don't forget to include the "setup fees" which can range depending on the company of up to $250 - and that's before you even produce ONE board !!!!
Please note that after ebay and paypal take their cuts, I am only getting just over $70 from the product sold at $84.99. You may also want to look into the software costs, which I didn't even factor into the equation
Don't forget the shipping too - these boards are not light and a typical shipment costs $70 to $120 depending on the quantity JUST to get them here from the fabricator.
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