Shipped really quickly. Well laid out board with a nice build quality which is ideal for projects using the new Raspberry Pi Zero. Have completed my first build using this and I am very pleased with the result.
Response from Black Electronics | Jan. 18, 2016
Thank you Steve for your valuable review.
Dec. 20, 2014
A super simple thing, but useful, & spectacularly well made
Yes, it's a minimalist product, but that's what you want and what you're buying. When I received this, I had to get out a loupe to admire it. Honestly, I did. It feels like a circuit board manufactured by Cartier jewellers. Also, I can't believe it pays to ship it from India included in the price, arrived in 6 days (less than 5 working days).
Room for improvement? It would be nice also to have a deluxe version which also came with: - 4 short nylon set-off spacer screws to hold it at the just right height for those who want to solder it straight to the Pi B+, around 6mm. Length is critical: too long and the Pi pins won't solder well, too short and it won't clear the Pi's HDMI socket. - A slide-on 40 pin header for the B+ to which the proto could be soldered, for those who want the proto to be removable, and - 4 longer nylon set-off spacer screws to hold it at the right height for those who use the removable header, around 11mm That would make it easy to build several different variants and switch among them. Most people don't want to solder directly to their Pi.
I guess a token documentation sheet would be nice, though it's barely needed. Just enough to point out that the 40 Pi pins are duplicated to the same positions in the next two rows of the proto board, and that otherwise the pins are all isolated (this is not a rows-connected-on-top, columns-connected-on-bottom breadboard, as the silkscreen pattern might make you think at first glance) Might be nice to have row (1-19) and column (A-Z) identification for the rows and columns in the silkscreen?
But really, I'm working hard to find room for improvement. The product is fine, an outstandingly well made example of exactly what it says it is.
Response from Black Electronics | Dec. 30, 2014
Thank you so much for such an awesome review! I'll incorporate the cons you mentioned in the next version. Thank you again you made my day! :)
The product is very good and and very useful to compare different sizing of different components. You will have visual representation of the size rather than what you see in computer screen. It is very beneficial. Pros very fine printing great quality appropriate size
cons front and back rulers are not matching although they are dimensionally correct. some what pricy. ( i am Indian) the area with lots of smd pad at back size may be useless
keep it up hemal
Response from Black Electronics | Dec. 6, 2014
Thank you Dhaval for your review. I've ran out of stock, I sent the last PCB to you. Before I get the next batch manufactured I'll make following changes in design. Scale on just one side, reduce the number of smd pads at the back, add some more footprints and try to find a cheaper manufacturer to reduce the cost. Thank you again, Good Day!