I’m working on developing an robotics SBC (based on BeagleBone Blue), but with some mods:
add 2x ethernet port (in addition to wi-fi)
add input/output protection
add additional serial I/O
swap barrel jack for micro-USB
redesign connectors/LEDs/buttons for enclosure
change UFL antennas to board traces
change eMMC to 16-32GB
change board shape slightly
…which make it impractical to just design an adapter board for the Blue.
I wanted to seek advice from the BeagleBoard team on the best/cheapest way to manufacture a board like this in smallish quantities (100-1000), and if it makes sense to pay for assembly, are there any companies you could recommend?
Also, are there any PCB fabs you could recommend?
I use PCBWay for prototyping, but I’m not sure if it’s sensible to use them to manufacture a product.