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I have build a prototype with the Arduino Duemilanove and a Ethernet shield. It works great, now I want to get it redesigned in to a single board with a few extra connectors.

  • Screw terminal for power,
  • Screw terminal for a few of the digital pins,
  • RS232 connection to the serial port.
  • RJ-45 port
  • I also want an enclosure for this new board.

Q: Why do I want to redesign the board? I can't have a barrel connector for power, its a requirement from the site where I want to install this product. I also want a nice metal enclosure ( I couldn't find one for the Arduino that was reasonably priced.

Q: How many units would you be making 100-250 to start and more as time goes on.

My question is; Where should I post this job posting?

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You could try one of the freelance design sites like Freelancer. You need to take into account the cost of EMC conformity in the country where you live; CE conformance is required in the EU, and can be quite expensive- something like £3,000 in the UK for that sort of item.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I realize that there will be a high initial cost, as long as there is a low per unit cost its OK. Freelancer website seems to be what I am looking for, thanks. Now I just need to think of an appropriate price tag. \$\endgroup\$ – Steven smethurst Mar 11 '10 at 18:05
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have you found a soution for that ?

I would be verry interested in something simillar for automating my home :)

any chanches of releasing the design to the community? maybe to the official arduino hardware page ...

thanks,

alex

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  • \$\begingroup\$ We ended up going an entirely different route, so we could get CU/CL approval stickers. \$\endgroup\$ – Steven smethurst Jul 4 '10 at 21:16
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Maybe you could just get a bulk deal on these: http://www.freetronics.com/products/etherten

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  • \$\begingroup\$ He specifically said he can't have a barrel jack for power. \$\endgroup\$ – Mark Jan 3 '12 at 19:12

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