If you’re interested in reading a little of the background on PiMagic, take a look at these introductory slides from my recent flash talk at Wuthering Bytes. I’ll likely be manufacturing a small number of prototype kits. If anyone is interested, let me know. Once I have an idea of the volume I’ll be able to get an idea of price.
I’ve spent the last few days reworking the PCB layout of PiMagic with a few additional objectives:
- Add a Raspberry Pi mounting hole
- Remove unused areas of the Arduino shield (make PCB footprint as small as poss)
- Increase part density to leave a small prototyping area
All done now and uploaded to ragworm.eu for manufacture
Before getting started with this I wanted to, see what resources were already used for the on-board devices, so I could see what sensors etc. I could connect and to where. Despite Ken’s efforts, the schematic isn’t the clearest to follow, so I decided to decode this into a table showing what resources are used where. This is attached below (let me know if you want the spreadsheet or PDF versions).
Looking to find out more next weekend. For now visit http://blackcountryatelier.com/
Further to the awesome miniPwner, DesignSpark adds more info on re-purposing the WR703N including adding a serial console connection. http://www.designspark.com/content/hacking-tp-link-tl-wr703n