Free PCBs massive fail, now shipping


Late last year I spun off the Dirty____ source code into a free PCB fulfillment system (Filthy Hole). The system is modeled after – print packing lists and prepaid shipping/address/customs form on 10x15cm labels. It is way easier for the back office to pick and pack, and follows the same workflow as Dirty PCBs.

Some time around October the system got stuck though and very few packing lists were delivered to the shippers. Today I fixed the bug and we shipped more than 100 free PCB orders.

I’m really sorry for the bug, and disappointed that I didn’t catch and fix it before now. Free PCBs will now ship weekly, and we’ll have a ton new boards available when the dev site launches shortly.

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  1. Oh, and I was worried they got stuck in the mail.
    Great you caught the issue and resolved it, hoping for my PCB’s to eventually arrive.

    Cheers and keep up the good work!

  2. Just as well I hadn’t used my coupon yet. Can’t wait to see what new boards you have available :)

  3. Ordering components from China seems to help a person to develop patience when it comes to waiting for something. I never get irritated at a long wait, but I am excited to know they are confirmed to be on the way. Thank you.

  4. I just thought New Year celebrations were slowing things down! Thanks for the update.

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