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Bill of Materials

The current bill of materials is as follows, but note that this is subject to change, and is currently incomplete.

Also, for many items the purchase quantities are small, and pricing is retail rather than wholesale, and considerable cost savings are expected with bulk wholesale purchases. Prices exclude shipping, except where specified.

Electronics 0 0
Part Source Cost Quantity Unit Cost Stock On Order
RFD900+/RFD868+ UHF packet radio module RFDesign AU$120 1 AU$120 10 0
2.4GHz Wi-Fi antenna TBA TBA TBA TBA 0 0
900MHz 3dB or 9dB antenna (2 per unit) TBA TBA TBA TBA ? 0
16GB microSD card AU$9.99 1 AU$9.99 0 0
Electronics SUB-TOTAL AU$129.99
Power/Radio/USB cable 0 0
Part Source Cost Quantity Unit Cost Stock On Order
Female IP67 D-SUB 25 solder-cup connector (they don't make IP65/66 ones). These are proving a problem, due to limited available stock (a little cheaper, 28 in stock immediately). (a little more expensive, 9 available now, 50 more 17MAR2017). AU$420.56 28 AU$15.02 15 100
4-pin + 3-pin power leads (100cm male, 75cm female), IP67 certified, UV-stable (uncertified) 18AWG Shenzen Bett Electronic Co. LTD ( US$61+$69+$76+$92 + $168 shipping 100 US$4.66 90 0
2KB I2C 8-pin DIP EEPROM for power/radio ID cable AU$0.348 1 AU$0.348 120 0
Thumb-screws. Imperial thread. $0.881 1 $0.89 140 0
Low-pressure over-moulding of power/radio cable, including assembly of cable components. To be provided by Akidelo. TBA 1 AU$15.00 0 0
Power/radio cable SUB-TOTAL AU$31.26 + US$4.66
Housing 0 0
Part Source Cost Quantity Unit Cost Stock On Order
Injection-moulded housings, produced from our custom injection-moulding tools. ~AU$400 to mount tool in machine, then fixed unit cost thereafter. Self-supply via Garon Plastics TBA TBA ~AU$10 ? 100 white, 11 grey, 9 clear 0
BS154 o-ring seal for housing Statewide bearings ( AU$65.45 100 AU$0.66 98 0
RP-SMA male to RP-SMA female bulk-head connector, with o-ring for IP65. Two per Mesh Extender. Cost is per pair. Kunshan Wavelink Electronic Co., Ltd. ( US$10.76 1 US$10.76 99 pairs 0 pairs
u.fl to RP-SMA female bulk-head connector, with o-ring for IP65. One per Mesh Extender Kunshan Wavelink Electronic Co., Ltd. ( US$3.85 1 US$3.85 99 0
External serial number and product identification To be provided by Akidelo. AU$300 one-time setup cost also applies. $25 freight per order. AU$370+AU$25 100 AU$3.95 0 0
Internal serial number TBA - likely that we will just write on a white silk-screen region on the board. TBA TBA TBA 0 0
Goretex breather hole adhesive membrane spots. Shelf life of unused adhesive may be short (<1 year), also they need to confirm the most appropriate part and carry out a fitness for purpose appraisal. 500 is the normal minimum order, but they may be willing to entertain a smaller job-lot for us, Sydney office, +61 2 94736800 AU$1600 + GST + delivery 100 AU$5.81 0 100
Plastite 45 M4x12mm, stainless pan head screws (3 per Mesh Extender) £90 for 900 inc delivery, total ~AUD$155 900 AUD$0.51 per ME 900 0
~4mm high imperial jack screws to fit the D-SUBs US$145 for 500, i.e., enough for 125 Mesh Extenders + freight (currently unknown cost) US$1.20 per ME 0 500
Housing SUB-TOTAL AU$20.93 + US$15.81
GRAND TOTAL AU$182.18 + US$20.47 (~AU$209.35 @ 08JUN17)