Hello everyone, I have some great news! I have assembled the first board of the new PCB! It fits perfectly in the official Framework LED matrix plastic and metal housing!
Here are two short demo videos I created to test it out.
For those interested, here is a video of the pick and place machine at my university assembling the first two boards.
oh, that looks slick. great work!
I’m still waiting on my batch 1 order to arrive for real testing. I will probably have to sell just the PCB on its own that the customer would put into their official Framework LED matrix. I’m not sure that Framework would be able to sell me the plastic and sheet metal parts to assemble my own complete input modules.
No problem. Do you have a BOM for the parts?
The best way to get the BOM is to check out the KiCad project on my GitHub for the PCB.
OK, I’ll track that down. Thanks.
Yep, used link in first post in this thread.
I have received my batch 1 Framework 16 as of today! I thought it would be fun to show off the RGB LED matrix module installed in the real deal laptop!
Some picture too:
Please let us know if these can be ordered, and if it might be possible to get them in the module, or alternatively, how hard it is to swap the default LED module with your RGB one.
Also, congratulations on creating this, it is very impressive.
Yeah, this is really cool. I’m definitely interested in getting it, though I should probably figure out something to do with my grayscale ones first…
Looking pretty sick, can’t wait to see what two of them look like next to each other!