No, it would not cost more than $399. According to my "BOM" the parts should cost about... $190, not counting what I would charge for the board set. That would include all the electronic components and all the panel components. I'm thinking I would probably charge about $80 (US) for the board set, so that would put the cost up to about $270, then you'd have to work out a panel. I could make a Lazertran panel, for which I'd probably charge $30. That puts the cost up to $300.JakoGreyshire wrote:You think this would cost more than 399.00$?
I could build this, I’m not a noob.
I have calculated the cost of all the components based on their price for a single unit from Small Bear. Hence, if you buy in bulk, the cost probably comes down by 15 to 20%. For example, the Switchcraft 112AX jacks I use are $2.55 for one, but if you buy 100 or more, the price goes down to $2.15 (these have actually gone up recently by a fair little bit, I think... I don't remember paying that much for them the last time I bought them). I tried to use mostly 100k and 30k resistors in this build, so if you buy those by the 1000 (as I do) then you will pay about 1.7 cents per resistor -- I budgeted 5 cents. Et cetera.
There are some components that I haven't put in my BOM, like the pin connectors on the Connector boards and the pin headers on the Panel board. For that stuff, I generally just tack on 25% to the total cost (which also includes things like Lazertran, PnP Blue, solder, etc.). I keep piles of these connectors in my workbench -- my BOMs are a little bit sketchy, because they are mostly for my own use, and for stuff like pin headers I tend to improvise at the bench a bit. I haven't added the 25% to my $190 estimate.