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The other day when playing around with different fuse settings on the Widget Board, I incorrectly wrote the wrong values, oops one bricked board 🙁 However all is not lost. With a second working Widget Board and a simple Arduino sketch , I used the following procedure to recover from my mishap. First I installed … Continue reading Recovering from Incorrect Fuse Settings on the Strobit
Version 1.0 of the boards is progressing to the point where I’ll be starting work on v1.1, integrating user feedback and any issues on the tracker, I’ve put a few up there so please check them out, comment or add your own. Issue Tracker. I’m extremely happy to say that everything has progressed really well, … Continue reading Progress
I’ve started to document the Wireless Widget Board in the wiki, documentation is currently all over the place, but slowly getting there. Currently I’m working on the build instructions so those of you that I’ve sent PCBS to can at least have a parts list. I’ve also put up an initial bill of materials. But … Continue reading Build Documentation
I had a chance to grab a few photos of the progress so far, also helps that most of my components that I had on order arrived today so the boards has been kitted out with all the headers. Now I can plug the prototype personality in, still waiting on my crystals, switches, and diodes. … Continue reading Strobit Wireless Widget Photos
Today I did some testing on the RF side of things, nothing scientific, just walking around the house seeing if it would dropout or report bad checksums, I’m happy to reports all is working as expected (using the 915Mhz RFM12B module) The tests are done by using the RFM12B Example sketch found in the JeeLab … Continue reading Preliminary RF Tests
Today I constructed another 2 boards, very easy to do all done in around 30 minutes. This now brings the total to 3. Applying the boards with solder paste by hand, manually placing the components, bake them in the toaster oven together. This time I got the LEDs the right way around and the right … Continue reading And they multiply…
Today I got a chance to do some testing on the boards. State of play so far: Checked for shorts on power - OK Did a board level continuity test – everything as per schematic. Power at the correct levels and at the right places. Found that my USBASP programmer needs sw2 set and now … Continue reading It Lives!!!
The PCBs arrived last week, unfortunately not in time for the long weekend so I haven’t really had a change to do anything until today and from my initial observations I’m happy with the results. RFM12B PCB 2.4GHz MRF24J40MA PCB Prototype PCB As I mentioned on the Strobit-general Google List and the SPOT-development Google list, … Continue reading PCB Arrived and Hot out of the Oven
Just received notification that the PCBS have been shipped via FEDEX, so should have them within the next couple of days.
PCB designs were finally sent off to Gold Phoenix yesterday, a bit of a delay as I had been wanting to complete a couple of other designs to fill up the panel before sending off. Three different designs, Strobit RFM12B core, Experimental 2.4Ghz core and a prototype personality (think arduino prototype type shield) have now … Continue reading PCBs Finally Underway
S.P.O.T. has just been released on Google code, a fantastic variation of the Strobit Triggr with LCD and remote control of flashes using TTL. S.P.O.T – Strobist Project Opensource Trigger. Well Done Till on the release! http://code.google.com/p/strobist-project-opensource-trigger/
The Eagle PCB design files are now available for download from the Strobit Project Page. Constructive feedback is appreciated. Please treat these as an early alpha release, the PCB has not yet been verified. I have also released the design files for a blank personality board, this can be used as a starting point for … Continue reading Strobit early public release
The Strobit Project now has some Google groups enabled. Feel free to join these and take part in the discussion. I will leave the old forums up for archival/historical purposes, but will become read only eventually. See Strobit Project Page for the groups.
The Strobit Triggr project now has a proper open source home, a Google Code project page - http://code.google.com/p/strobit/ If you think you can contribute please join the project. Over the next few days as time permits, I’ll be adding everything I have so far to source control for the current design. All hardware will fall … Continue reading Strobit now has a Google Code Project home