Anyone offering build services for harder builds?

#1

I really want me a uJove, but its a bit beyond my skill set unfortunately… :frowning:

I’ve built a bunch of kits, but never sourced components from scratch… and SMD is outside of my ability.

Anyone offer a build services at all? And Is it financially viable?

Cheers.

#2

I’m about to build one. Have all the components, just waiting on the PCB/panel to arrive. I’d offer to build one, but I try to fit my DIY between fulltime work, a toddler and other music endeavours. Plus living on the west coast may not be ideal.

There are a few east coasters that I see regularly post DIY builds for sale, either on the AW FB page or eBay.

I can definitely recommend exploring SMD stuff a bit more. A good iron and a $150 binocular microscope from ebay go a long way, especially for 0603 sized components. Plus there are always people willing to help on the DIY forums for any troubleshooting.

#3

Oh man. Please keep me posted on how it goes. I might send you a PM if you don’t mind nytlab?

#4

@Focal6 I can offer you build services for all difficult modules. Super clean pro quality builds, example pic below. Based in Melb but will ship anywhere. I can provide references.

I was thinking of ordering some uJove pcb/panels so I can include another set if you’d like me to build one for you. It would mean a wait of about 3-4 weeks if you can hang in there. That takes into account waiting for the boards/panels, B50K pots etc, build/testing and delivery. The price would be similar to a standard Jove new.

If you’re interested let me know real soon because Pusherman’s holding another project for me at the moment so I need to move pretty quick.

#5

Hi Roni, thank you very much for the response. I have gone ahead and purchased all of the components for the build over the weekend… I’m going to have a go at this myself. After spending a full day researching SMD techniques, I think I’ve got this…? Hopefully I don’t end up with a paperweight. :open_mouth:
Thank you for the response. If this falls on its face, I’ll definitely have you in mind for future builds. Your work looks super pro. Cheers, Ross.

#6

No probs, Ross. Good luck with the build. If you need a hand working something out, have any questions I’m happy to help. Just shoot me a tingle. Hope it all goes weĺl for you.

#8

I sometimes do builds for money. Don’t think that just building can be viable (in Australia).
I don’t think starting your SMD-trip with uJove is a good idea, but godspeed :slight_smile:

Roni is a good builder, I would trust his hand :slight_smile:

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#9

Thanks Ilya, yes I agree. My components arrived this week, I realised after seeing just how tiny the components are that the uJove isn’t a good first SMD build.