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#1 Fabien Royer

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:36 PM

Get serious building solutions on the .Net Micro Framework with this superb kit!

Be proud to showcase your work, presenting an image of quality from concept to finished product: your work deserves the polish of our black acrylic plates, laser-cut to exquisite precision around the best Netduino Go modules available today.


Composition
The Touch Screen will take complex user input and will display rich graphical feedback.
The 7-segment module will show essential numeric data that must be visible at a glance.
The Data Acquisition module will handle high volume inputs and outputs, serial communications, sensors, data storage and time.
The potentiometer is equipped with a heavy metal knob providing a very satisfying user feedback and blending perfectly with the look and feel of the kit.
A powerful Netduino Go, juiced by our USB power supply, orchestrates your show.

Prototyping
The black acrylic plates feature two main prototyping areas, ready to receive two breadboards (included in the kit). Additionally, a third mini breadboard can be placed between the DAQ module connectors. The kit includes two clear auto-adhesive breadboards, each providing two power rails and 400 connection points. The kit also includes forty 6" M/M premium jumper wires.

Value
If you wanted to put this exact kit together yourself, you'd have to spend over $300.
By carefully selecting our parts and designing for manufacturing, we were able to offer it for $250. Our hope is that you'll invest the $50 difference in building your next idea with us :)

For more details, check out the product page.

Cheers,
-Fabien.

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#2 neslekkim

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:48 PM

This is some sick kit, and is moved on top of my wishlist. But, why are there no buttons and leds? (or space for them for later additions)

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#3 Fabien Royer

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:59 PM

Thanks Asbjørn :) The DAQ features 19 built-in LEDs :) The Touch Display can turn into *many* custom buttons and has a built-in keyboard feature. The button on the Netduino Go is also accessible. Using the breadboards, you can also easily connect 8 more buttons to the DAQ's digital GPIOs and 8 more pots to the analog inputs. Cheers, -Fabien.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:14 PM

The DAQ LEDS are visible through the special holes that we cut for them. The LEDs on the Go are also visible. That's 27 LEDs if my count is right. :)

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:20 PM

I don't want to have lights for the giggles, as far as I know, the leds on the go are not user addressable?, but are they addressable on the DAQ? And,yes, you could do things with the display, but then we have this sleep issue.., only way for sleep on the display now, is to shut off the go-port, right? an rgb light for some info could be nice, pulsate to show that the device is operative, but display is sleeping, one color for warnings, another for other type of notifications perhaps (like what the rgb-led on androids do)

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#6 Fabien Royer

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:30 PM

Asbjørn,

The LEDs on the Go! are user addressable and you can PWM them if you want. It's a very neat effect :) The LEDs on the DAQ are all user-addressable too. You can PWM 3 digital GPIOs on the DAQ to control a regular RGB LED plugged into a breadboard.

Cheers,
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:31 PM

Hi neslekkim, We'll be enabling user control of the Netduino GoPort LEDs in a future firmware update. They're all PWM enabled. KodeDaemon has been flashing them "COPS" style ;) BTW...the GoPort FETs on the mainboard and hubs are only there for enumeration and reflashing scenarios...and for shutting off misbehaving modules. GoBus modules all start up in standby mode by default, restricted to 0-66mW of power until they're activated by software. If a GoBus module needs more than 66mW of power, it has a FET onboard to turn on/off the power rails to its components (or a backlight control or other mechanism); this keeps power consumption at a minimum until enabled. I don't want to derail this thread from the new Nwazet kit though. The coating on that case looks really nice. Back to the main topic at hand... Chris

#8 neslekkim

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:05 PM

Cool, so that means we can use all leds on those two boards in the kit, that can be interresting.

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#9 JerseyTechGuy

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:10 AM

Very Nice Kit. Great Work! Right now I just have everything for my prototyping on a back board and it's pretty boring looking. This is definitely a must have item!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:12 PM

There r no labels on boardPosted Image.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

There r no labels on boardPosted Image.

Supra, and ruin the nice shiny black acrylic plates?! I guess if you wanted to you could add your own Dymo labels after the fact. To each his own I guess :)

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#12 Fabien Royer

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:45 PM

The plates in the picture were the 'prototype' ones. The actual production plates have minimalist laser-etched markers to let you know where to connect things :) Also, the final plates don't have any holes on the top plate, above the power supply.

-Fabien.

#13 neslekkim

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:54 PM

For some reason I wish this was black anodized aluminium plated, looks almost like an controlpanel... :) I hope they still will be black, transparent ones would ruin everything

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:04 PM

I don't want to have lights for the giggles, as far as I know, the leds on the go are not user addressable?, but are they addressable on the DAQ?

And,yes, you could do things with the display, but then we have this sleep issue.., only way for sleep on the display now, is to shut off the go-port, right?

an rgb light for some info could be nice, pulsate to show that the device is operative, but display is sleeping, one color for warnings, another for other type of notifications perhaps (like what the rgb-led on androids do)


I would still like to see a firmware update that let's us turn the display backlight on and off. That seems like the best solution to this.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:12 PM

Supra, and ruin the nice shiny black acrylic plates?! I guess if you wanted to you could add your own Dymo labels after the fact. To each his own I guess :)

Steve


HHHMMMnnnPosted Image That cost me around US$250 + $$$$(Dymo labels) total around $US300Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

#16 neslekkim

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:22 PM

I would still like to see a firmware update that let's us turn the display backlight on and off. That seems like the best solution to this.


That is what I meant about "issue", we should be able turn the backlight or display off instead of the complete module, turning off the module requires to redraw everything, and that doesn't look very fast.
Another thing is that it should have been possible to dim it down, so one can se that the board is alive (well, yes, one can do that with all the leds, but those blue ones are way to sharp for my eyes), but diming the display would give the user ifo that things is still alive sort of.

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#17 neslekkim

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:23 PM

HHHMMMnnnPosted Image That cost me around US$250 + $$$$(Dymo labels) total around $US300Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


Why would you destry it with dymo tape? the laser etching Fabien writes about should be enough.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:43 PM

Why would you destry it with dymo tape? the laser etching Fabien writes about should be enough.


the thing is i don't like board layout. It looks bad to me. I like apple designed board layout for Fabien.

#19 neslekkim

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:33 PM

You don't like the board layout, but you like Fabien's design?, or what are you trying to say now? I really like the boarddesign of this kit, it puts all things on one board, and covers everything up, hides the cables and such. But if you don't like this, well, there are other solutions, the only thing you need, is an plate/board with 3mm holes, on an 5mm grid.. one thing that I possible could live without, or with other design.. is that huuge knob for the potmeter. What were you thinking guys?? :)

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:39 PM

Between the sheets there, is there any space for the ethernet module?, I guess Chris & co can share the size for it if there are any room..

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