Any chance for a board to be produced?

Discussion about my Wifi Radio project at http://mightyohm.com/wifiradio/ or my WL-520gU talk at NOTACON.
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Any chance for a board to be produced?

Postby foo_plinger » Thu May 14, 2009 1:51 pm

I have my radio mostly working, but it is still a jumble of wire and breadboard spread out across my desk. I have never even attempted to make a printed circuit board, and don't think this will be the one I try. Has anyone considered making one available for this project?

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Re: Any chance for a board to be produced?

Postby giseburt » Thu May 14, 2009 2:13 pm

I don't think you need a board. Just use jumper wires like I did:

http://bit.ly/DvD6

I did a second one (that I haven't taken pictures of yet) where I put the headers on the bottom of the board instead. Using a file I opened one of the bottom vents enough to run the wires through. That is actually cleaner. Hopefully I can take pictures of it soon. (It's running as my household router, so I'll have to go offline to do it. ;) )

-Rob

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Re: Any chance for a board to be produced?

Postby foo_plinger » Thu May 14, 2009 6:39 pm

That's a bit neater, but what about the wires for the driving the chip and the LCD? That is where all my mess comes in.

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Re: Any chance for a board to be produced?

Postby mightyohm » Mon May 18, 2009 11:36 am

Possibly after the Maker Faire, later this month. There was some talk of a kit being produced but it hasn't materialized yet, so I may go off on my own and make a PCB for the AVR/LCD circuit.

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Re: Any chance for a board to be produced?

Postby foo_plinger » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:38 am

Jeff,
Any updates on producing a board for this? I have never made them, but would it be possible to post files that could be sent to a board manufacturer for small runs (less than 5)?
Thanks,
foo

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Re: Any chance for a board to be produced?

Postby flexopete » Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:03 pm

Hello,

I build a simple PCB for the display.

regards Peter

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Re: Any chance for a board to be produced?

Postby mightyohm » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:26 pm

Are other people interested in boards as well? I'm not sure what the economics would be of a small run, but I can look into it.

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Re: Any chance for a board to be produced?

Postby foo_plinger » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:07 pm

Has anyone drawn one up in Eagle, or something that could be easily duplicated?

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Re: Any chance for a board to be produced?

Postby mightyohm » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:41 pm

Not that I know of. I should have done this when I first wrote up the project on the blog, but I was too busy getting my own radio ready for the Maker Faire. I built everything on a protoboard and it came out pretty well.

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Re: Any chance for a board to be produced?

Postby flexopete » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:59 am

hello mightyohm,

I have an eagle file for the display.
How can I upload this?

regards Peter


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