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Matt Gilliland
09-21-2011, 03:27 PM
Hey all -
So many products coming off the line today...
Lion 3x4's...
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The Eddie Control Board...
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Xbees...
85291

PropStick USB's...
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Plus, Lion's for the BoeBot too (pics to come)...
-Matt

mindrobots
09-21-2011, 04:16 PM
Hey, Matt!

I think you forgot to post the pictures of the WiFi modules!!!

{couldn't resists the opportunity to tweak you!}

Publison
09-21-2011, 04:43 PM
Hey, Matt!

I think you forgot to post the pictures of the WiFi modules!!!

{couldn't resists the opportunity to tweak you!}

Beat me to it. :)

Roy Eltham
09-21-2011, 04:49 PM
That Eddie board looks nice. Is that two HB-25 chips on there for the motor control?

Also, where's the 8th ADC channel?

Bill Chennault
09-21-2011, 05:08 PM
Matt--

Will WiFi production begin soon?

Thanks!

--Bill

RobotWorkshop
09-21-2011, 06:28 PM
Will the Eddie boards be available separately? If so, how soon? I could use one right now and could probably use a couple more soon after.

I see a larger RESET switch on the board but I don't see an open PAD for the reset line. When designing the boards it would be a huge help if you had a pair of pads .100" apart with one tied to ground and the other to the RESET line. That way someone could easily add a two pin header and add a remote reset switch. It wouldn't add any cost to the board and makes it easier for people to use.....

Robert

Matt Gilliland
09-21-2011, 08:00 PM
Will WiFi production begin soon?

Hi Bill -
I'm told that the "hardware" is rock solid now, and we have our first production run done (as shown in another thread).

Now that Eddie is in production status, I'm sure Kevin M. is anxious to wrap up the Wifi software - I'll 'rattle his cage' and see if he's up to giving yawl an update :)

Edit: Well, I guess Jess' link (below) sums it up. Bummer :-(
-Matt

Jessica Uelmen
09-21-2011, 08:09 PM
Hey everyone,

Regarding WiFi status, Ken just posted an update here (http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?134652-Parallax-WiFi-Module-internal-EOL-product-discontinued).

-- Jessica

Publison
09-21-2011, 09:25 PM
Hey everyone,

Regarding WiFi status, Ken just posted an update here (http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?134652-Parallax-WiFi-Module-internal-EOL-product-discontinued).

-- Jessica

That's too bad.. on Walt' s birthday to boot.

BTW..Nice meeting you at Maker Faire. Great booth.

Jim

bsnut
09-21-2011, 09:58 PM
It's good to see that things are moving right along on the production floor.

Jessica Uelmen
09-21-2011, 10:40 PM
@Roy: Glad you like the boards! Yes, those are the chips used on the HB-25's, and the 8th ADC channel is actually used to read the current battery voltage.

@RobotWorkshop: Not initially. We may offer a modified version in the future. With our current demands in manufacturing, we're only building enough for Eddie orders. Thanks also for the RESET suggestion, it's definitely a good one. We've kind of reached the point of no return for this order, but will definitely add it to the list for the future!

GordonMcComb
09-21-2011, 11:11 PM
Eddie's controller is a nice looking board. I second the call to eventually make it available as a separate item.

As long as we're making Reset requests, I always prefer the reset button along an edge, in case boards are stacked using standoffs. The switches along an edge are easier to reach.

-- Gordon

RonP
09-21-2011, 11:14 PM
Good point Gordon. +1

-Ron

$WMc%
09-22-2011, 12:59 AM
That's too bad.. on Walt' s birthday to boot.

BTW..Nice meeting you at Maker Faire. Great booth.

Jim
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That was a bummer

W9GFO
09-22-2011, 01:08 AM
What is the current rating for the motor controllers?

Roy Eltham
09-22-2011, 01:38 AM
@Roy: Glad you like the boards! Yes, those are the chips used on the HB-25's, and the 8th ADC channel is actually used to read the current battery voltage.
That's awesome, I kind of thought the 8th ADC input might be reading battery voltage, that's handy :) I predict that I will make mine do some "auto-docking to recharge". Of course, I'll have to make a dock and something to mount on the bot to meet up with the dock. :)