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#1 Chris Walker

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:35 AM

I just took a quick "family photo" of Netduino Go and the GoBus modules already shipping (or moving through the production process now). Just over four months from launch, more than a dozen modules will have been shipped for Netduino Go. Many more are now in design or being prepared for manufacturing... It's really fun to see this new ecosystem growing so rapidly. Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm! Now...what else do we need? Several community members are building modules...let your desires be known :) Chris P.S. Other modules currently being developed and refined at Secret Labs: ambient light, motor driver, IMU, USB Serial, XBee, and more.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:42 AM

Dang it Jim, I still don't have enough sockets, even when the shield base firmware is updated to use only one socket. :lol: Need that extender asap. I can only plug in 2/3 of the modules. Chuck

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:52 AM

Great news Chris!! I am very excited to get my hands on the full collection. I just hope the Canadian resellers order and stock the new upcoming modules quickly. I get extremely jealous when Chuck has already posted his review and successes before I can even place an order. :) Cheers, Steve

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:18 AM

Great news Chris!! I am very excited to get my hands on the full collection. I just hope the Canadian resellers order and stock the new upcoming modules quickly. I get extremely jealous when Chuck has already posted his review and successes before I can even place an order. :)

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If you have trouble finding stock for any GoBus modules, just let us know. We will work with resellers and ecosystem partners and try to find a way to make them available...

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:21 AM

I'm constantly surprised how small and elegant these modules are!

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:38 AM

One I mentioned before is a 5 way tactile switch. This would be a great replacement to having 5 separate buttons for up,down,left,right and enter. I went this way on Pandora's box to simplify the design and use and it works great. My only advise is to make sure the 5 way button is one that has button caps available. On my prototype the button that mouser electronics recommended does not have any clip on button caps available so there is only a shaft sticking out of the unit. Another idea would be a LiPo charger power module. Something that can not only charge the LiPo battery, but power the NGO and also be accessed to get the battery's current charge state and level. I think one of the popular chips for this is the MAX17043G+U. This along with the TPS61200 to boost the 3.7v to 5v. Having a Micro or Mini USB port on it for charging would work great.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:39 PM

If you have trouble finding stock for any GoBus modules, just let us know. We will work with resellers and ecosystem partners and try to find a way to make them available...


It seems to me that Europe is a hard place to get a hold of the new modules...

i bought my Netduino Go Starter Kit at www.skpang.co.uk, and i would love to be able to purchase some modules there too, but anywhere in Europe would do.

I have no project, just playing with it to learn something about electronics, but i will need a LCD module, SD card module and network module soon i think.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:33 PM

I found that buying from nwazet wasn't so expensive.. not sure where you are, but for me, since I have to pay custom for everything when I pass $30-$33 then it doesn't matter if I order from here or there, as long as the shippingcosts aren't ridiculous.

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#9 Chris Walker

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:09 PM

Hi Ulrik,

but anywhere in Europe would do.

UAM stocks many of the GoModules.

Watterott has also just received all of the modules we make (although you may need to ping them...they don't have them listed quite yet).

Also, many of the US-based resellers (like [nwazet and Proto-Advantage) ship internationally, at a reasonable price.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:23 PM

I guess I can add my little family's pictures to this thread. I'm building a Netduino powered Quad Copter called NiVek GO! QC1. More details on this to come.

As you can see from Gen1.jpg, my family started out with humble beginnings on some home made PC boards, although this was kind of fun, creating 0.25mm pads for the gyro's was a bit of challenge.

Next came Gen2.jpg, these where some boards I ordered from OSH Park. They have an awesome service where you can upload your .BRD files from eagle and it shows you a preview of what they will look like. They are very inexpensive as well. Pictured in Gen2.jpg is my sensor module w/ Gyro/Accelerometer/Magnometer and Pressure sensors, it also has a 32K EEPROM. Also a WiFi board, a GPIO board that takes PWM as input and provides PWM output to control ESCs for the motors and finally a WiFi and GPS board.

Finally in Gen3.jpg, you can see my combinded board with all the above modules with the shape as the GO! main board. This one sits on top and uses a ribon cable to attach the modules to the GO! board. Next one will use female modular connectors on the bottom of the board to "snap" the modules onto the main board. Sort like the shields for the original Netduino.

I'm actually getting faily close to wrapping up V1 of this, once I do so I'll publish all the HW/SW. Until then if anyone is interested in getting involved and looking at some of my code, PM me and we'll work something out. I might even have a few spare blank PCB's laying around I can send out for you to populate.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:59 AM

I guess I can add my little family's pictures to this thread. I'm building a Netduino powered Quad Copter called NiVek GO! QC1. More details on this to come.

That's just awesome! Are you considering making a kit of it? I would love to get my hands on such a thing!
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:10 PM

I don't have a GO, but reading your post and seeing the progression of the boards is neat. Looking forward to seeing the final assembly! :)

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:24 PM

That's just awesome! Are you considering making a kit of it? I would love to get my hands on such a thing!


Anything is possible :rolleyes:

Once I get it 100% I'll figured out I'll evaluate some options and gauge interest. Unfortunately the parts alone are pretty expensive so it’s not going to be all that cheap.

Of course if you want to build your own from scratch, I'll make sure there's a nice write-up, and will make the firmware available. Hand soldering the NiVek control board might be a bit of a challenge though :o

To wet your appetite, here's a post I did on my progress to-date:
NiVek GO! QC1

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:13 AM

Exciting pictures!




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