Well, since this is a post pics of your BUILDS thread, rather than a post screenshots of your board designs thread, I thought I'd put up a couple images of my first prototype that I just started assembling tonight. At this point, I'm just waiting on the SMD parts from RS, hopefully that'll be tomorrow! I've decided to try out a 4556 since I got a few extras in my order, for super cheap (plus they're smd, which makes life easier than waiting for antoher order to get here!) it etched all good with toner transfer off of magazine paper, 0.4 mm traces all round. a few traces got a little skinny, and some were a tiny bit smudged, but nothing an xacto and marker couldn't fix up. I think I might widen the traces a tiny bit more
I think there's still some refinement to do, but it's getting there. These pics are just of the prototype, it's powered by a seperate psu board. I had a play around with the partially populated board, and it looks like it'll fit nicely into the case I was considering, a skinny mint tin- "chewy" Eclipse mints if anyone knows what that container looks like (its about 80x30x20mm) (I shall probably post some more images once I start trying to stuff it in there with battery and PSU :D
Unfortunately I managed to rip up one tiny bit of a trace off one of the input caps, but I managed to keep it together, and I intend to apply some hot glue to keep it all secure. Its just a first prototype, so I don't even know if it's going to work yet (I can hope though )
Annnnnnyway, here you all go. Enjoy.