PiMagic Introductory slides


PiMagic Introductory slides

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.

PiMagic PCB layout now reworked and uploaded for manufacture


PiMagic PCB layout now reworked and uploaded for manufacture

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 :-)

Nanode RF Port allocations mapped out for resource usage clarity



I recently purchased a Nanode RF from the OSHUG 2012 hardware camp.  This is a nifty little piece of kit combining arduino, ethernet, RF comms and other functionality into one arduino-sized board.

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).



New small scale manufacturing facility in the midlands


Looking to find out more next weekend. For now visit http://blackcountryatelier.com/

New Product Announcement – The Nanode Gateway | Nanode





Looking forward to the 2012 Open Source Hardware User Group Camp; 15th Sept in Yorkshire (Link), in particular the discussions in the Internet of Things and of course the Raspberry Pi.  Will be there for sure on the Saturday, but unsure about the Sunday workshops.

More info on repurposing the WR703N


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


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