Dave and I are trying some new possible design, as we are looking at manufacturing the FabFM board and kit. This means we look at new components and structure, which can be soldered and built by a wider audience.
This affects the design of the board, but also the external shape of the radio. As much as we like the look of our chubby little radio (as well as its dirty assembling process…) - we also must consider some other approaches, cleaner, simpler, which may be more friendly for our audience. This brings us to a whole new look - a style which is a direct result of the laser-cutting technology and the press-fit method of connecting the pieces.