Assuming you do completed boards, then does that means you are going to test them too?
Yes I probably do this by making up the sensors and drivers on a through hole board and creating a ribbon cable from the outputs on the smd pcb to the required places on the through hole board. I will test by driving my 4k hub with the prototype 6pak powerstage. I could really do with getting an oscilloscope.
If it's kits, they cost less since the risk is on the buyers shoulders.
If it's kits I cant really accept liability for other people getting things wrong that wouldn't be fair. Its pretty bloody obvious that a kit would be less.
any idea what you are going to charge for them?
Let me get them in and working and ill let you all know.
well a bit of an update...
I've had quite the back and forth with Nancy at PCBway.
Basically Bob thought hes 5v psu area was a bit cramped on his pcbs that he ordered. He shifted 3 components about in the kicad project to make a bit more space.
I sent the original old PCB files and then plotted the new paste layer for the stencil which PCBway picked up and held off doing the stencil. This was my mistake as I'm new to kicad and pcb design but I'm learning rather quickly.
I sent them a consistent set of gerbers once I realised the mistake.
Unfortunately they had already run the smd pcbs before confirming with me about the stencil so now I have 200 of the original design bob did (which should be ok). I then had to use gerbview to look at the two masks and see how far out the 3 parts Bob moved had gone to reproduce a paste layer gerber for the original file (bob never needed a paste layer having not intended to reflow them). Through trial and error and lots of checking i've managed to get close enough so i've ordered a stencil for the old design.
I will be checking this design works before sending any out in kit form or final product. Hope some of this makes sense to folk out there but basically the parts will be on there way to me from china soon via DHL as I have combined postage with the through hole boards.