MATRIXSYNTH: Percussa SSP PCBs Now in Production & Front Panel Design Finalized

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Percussa SSP PCBs Now in Production & Front Panel Design Finalized

via Percussa

"A lot of progress has been made in the development of the Percussa SSP! You can find the summary below. If you want the full story with all the eye candy, head over to our Kickstarter updates.

After the initial first layout pass I finalized the layout of the SSP. This took quite a while as I had to go through a list of 40 pages of TODOs, checking countless details of the layout, double checking all the mechanical details with the 3D model of the SSP in my CAD software, before making production files to be sent off to the manufacturer who produces our PCBs.

Around Nov. 30th we received the PCBs from the factory and immediately checked the quality, and the mechanical fit of the components which go through the front panel, as well as the display which sits behind the front panel. Everything looked great, so we kitted parts for a small prototype run and sent the boards and parts off to our subcontractor who does the assembly. You can see below a few photos from the inspection we did. The assembled prototypes are planned to arrive somewhere next week (around Dec 21st).

Front panel design finalized, prototypes ordered
The past weeks we also finalized the front panel design, around the time the PCBs were in production. We sent off the design to a metalwork factory who machined the front panels for us based on our 3D design. They are machined from aluminium, and will be anodized black. Those who backed the kickstarter for a customized version of the SSP will have the option to choose a different colour and/or additional engraving (more on that later). Below you can see a photo of the front panels (not sandblasted, anodized or engraved yet). The front panels will arrive around the time the PCB prototypes are assembled, next week.


If you want an SSP, you can place a pre-order on our website. If you do this before December 31st, you’ll receive your SSP immediately after the backers receive theirs. If you have any questions, just reply to this email.

Bert & Celine"

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