After learning how to design a printed circuit board through PCBExpress’s detailed Getting Started guide, I was able to make my own printed circuit board. This board was designed to cut down on a lot of the seemingly random errors/failures that we were getting from the Real Time Clock (RTC) and SD shield. It worked extremely well and cut down the number of errors almost to zero. Here is the final product all hooked up in the housing.
The boards cost around $50 each, but it was well worth the cost to reduce the amount of errors we were getting during testing.