Up to this point I've mainly been involved with robotic circuits from a "hobby" standpoint. If I venture into more of the commercial realm, I'm wondering about FCC compliance.
For example, if I develop several small "animatronic" type figures (based on PICs and servos) for use in a restaurant-type environment, what do I need to worry about regarding FCC regs -- particularly Part 15 compliance? If I have, say, 30 different "one-off" circuits controlling the different figures (each one may have different characteristics), am I basically looking at the need to certify each one of these circuits?
Some of these circuits may also be networked via RS-485. Does that change anything regarding compliance?
I guess the real question is: Are there any ideas on how to do this in such a way that compliance doesn't become the dominant cost of commercializing these things?