Diecimila Interposer

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ercook
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Diecimila Interposer

Post by ercook » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:38 pm

Paul et al,

Has anyone ever suggested an interposer board to adapt BBB (or RBBB) to Diecimila shields? I'd be very interested this capability. Anyone else?

Thanks for a great set of products,
Eric

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Re: Diecimila Interposer

Post by paul » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:10 pm

I've thought a lot about the form factor thing and I'm designing the tentatively named freeduino pro, that has a Diecimila form factor, no USB chip but the cable header. But also pins for plugging it into the breadboard and an analog block similar to BBB - That end of the Diecimila is sorely lacking in power and ground holes for hooking things up.

Adapting the BBB just seems like too much of hack to me - to get analog pins over to where they're supposed to be. The extra board would lose much of the price advantage too, and the size advantage is also going to go away, so what's the motivation in the end?

Anyway that's my thinking. Feel free to throw some of yours at me.

Paul

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Re: Diecimila Interposer

Post by ercook » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:00 pm

That would be sooo cool. There lots of shields, but they're not usable (straightforwardly) by those of us who prefer the barebones approach. Go for it!!

It would make a great Christmas gift. ;)

Thanks,
Eric

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Re: Diecimila Interposer

Post by tedder » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:11 pm

My problem with shields (and I have several) is it's hard to know what pins they use and what ones they simply pass through. Then there are some, like SFE's zigbee shield, that don't pass all of the pins through- grr.

I'd much rather have a 3-wire or 4-wire interface.

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Re: Diecimila Interposer

Post by paul » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:53 pm

I hear your pain. I'm working on hooking Lady Ada's Wave shield and having to consult the schematic and board diagram.

I'll post the BBB hookup when I'm done.

Paul

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