Doesn’t matter. Both are orders of magnitude more expensive than shopping in Huaqiangbei. I’ve been spoiled. If I was in the markets, and wanted maybe 10 of these I could very easily ask for them as samples. The vendor would likely be insulted if I tried to pay for such a small quantity, it’s happened a number of times. Come back and buy several thousand, is what they want.
And of course I could touch, feel, smell and taste every component under the sun to find just the right one.
I knew I wouldn’t be able to make this a 1 layer design like I did the first dev kit… but I didn’t think it would bother me this much!
I’ve considered doing a 4 layer board but… it costs twice as much… but actually without blind/buried vias then the bottom layer would have a bunch of dots on it anyways so… yeah.
On a scale of 1 to 5 how important is the aesthetics of trace routing on a PCB to you?
- 1 Not important
- 2 Just a little bit important
- 3 I have no strong feelings either way
- 4 Medium important
- 5 The most important