Things are coming together nicely. I received the boards a couple of weeks ago. Everything is as expected, no major dramas, just a couple of minor fix-ups, like a minor modification of a footprint of the reset button. All components soldered, and the complete board is working as expected:
You can just see on the bottom of the board there’s a daughterboard attached, which is held in place with the 3D printed spacers, which turned out quite nice and tidy. Also, the light-pipe holder next to the LCD is 3D printed.
My current challenge is writing the software, which is also coming along very well, though, as always, there’s lots of polishing to do. It current logs the RTC along with the LTC input, perfectly aligned.
The enclosure is also proving a challenge. Getting it CNC machined is quite an initial investment, given that everything has to fit exactly, and I don’t know what tolerances I should be looking for. The design has been finalised, and I’m currently getting a good 3D print done to make sure everything fits correctly and the whole thing works as a unit.
I’ve created the feet, which are detachable. They are currently made for imperial mounts, spaced at 3×5″, and have 1/4″ holes, which should fit most camera cheeseplates without an issue. Metric mounts will also be simple enough to make – it’s just a different pitch.
If you are interested in the kuroBox, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work something out.