Got prices back from the board house
Hi everyone. So if anyone is interested, I am going to have 3 totally completed boards available. This is not a money up front deal. I will pay for the boards and people can pay before I ship them. Total price for a MrMan V2 shield with all parts installed is going to be $78.00 plus shipping. The only change is replacing the screw connection blocks with Molex friction lock headers, So you can plug the board in and out. The molex pins and connectors will be about $20 from Digi-key and Amazon has a great crimper for $22. So, $42 if you populate all of the headers, for a much easier and more professional appearing wiring job. Add on a Mega 2560 and a 3.2" TFT. You are looking at $150 for an 8 channel PWM light controller, a temperature controller, 3 dosing pump controllers, automatic top off controller, and 8 controlled AC power outlets.. Without doing a daunting soldering job. I estimate at my skill level, and I'm a 35 year experienced navy trained pro soldering tech, about 40 hours of construction time for the board alone. This makes the Iaqua an approachable DIY project.