1 Sketchup rendering of the first revision of our board. We were happy with what we saw, and decided to use this version for our initial prototype run.
1Sketchup rendering of the first revision of our board. We were happy with what we saw, and decided to use this version for our initial prototype run.
2The prototype with components placed
3Sketchup rendering of second revision before production: in the top left, you can see that the silk screen that says AREF needs to be moved before we send it off to production. This is arguably visible when viewing the model inside Eagle PCB too, but it is easier to spot in SketchUp.
4Final revision before production; here, we fixed the errors we saw in the previous rendering.
5Here is how the same third revision looks inside Eagle CAD. It is certainly possible to get an overview of how the final product will look from just this image, but having a more true-to-life 3D model with components placed makes it much easier.
6This is a view of the back side of the PCB from Sketchup. This view makes it easy to verify that the silk screen text is correct. When viewed inside Eagle PCB, the text is only visible mirrored, which makes it much harder to visualize.
7Here is the final production version, with components placed. It looks very similar to our final SketchUp rendering.