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RobotWorkshop
12-13-2011, 08:03 PM
Ok, so when is the Propeller Platform going to get one of these.....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oskay/6383003383/

Franklin
12-13-2011, 08:06 PM
It is completely compatable with the Propeller ASC!

Martin_H
12-13-2011, 08:10 PM
I am ashamed to admit it, but I came really close to buying that.

schill
12-13-2011, 08:20 PM
Without the eyes, it's basically a platform you can mount a breadboard, batteries, etc. to without paying for the expense of a protoboard with lots of holes that you are going to be covering up anyway. There is nothing wrong with the idea. If EMSL wants to have fun with it, why not?

Maybe I should put googly eyes on my Eggbot (also from EMSL).

Dr_Acula
12-13-2011, 09:04 PM
We could put googly eyes on the Gadget Gangster boards.

Actually, it isn't such a silly idea. One of the problems I've had a few times is plugging in a GG board the wrong way round. pffzt :(

If the boards had eyes, that would be less likely. I've actually had a few GG boards made with a big half circle drawn at one end, like the notch on an IC.

Hmm- that half circle would make a very good looking 'nose'. Better get me some googly eyes..

Addit: Just picked up 100 stick-on eyes on ebay for $2.95 including shipping. This will be fun!

erco
12-13-2011, 09:38 PM
Addit: Just picked up 100 stick-on eyes on ebay for $2.95 including shipping. This will be fun!

Great, now I have EBay competition from the Kiwis. Alas, Dr_Acula seeks whist I sleep. He summers whilst I winter! Confusion fall!

Martin Hodge
12-13-2011, 10:17 PM
It is completely compatable with the Propeller ASC!

All Propeller ASC's going out the door from now on will be wrapped in BACON!

mindrobots
12-13-2011, 10:19 PM
Haha!! BACON wins out over googly eyes, any day!!! Long live the Propeller ASC!!

doggiedoc
12-13-2011, 10:48 PM
Any chance that is retroactive? I really like bacon. :D

Microcontrolled
12-14-2011, 12:50 AM
I'll take 2 orders of bacon-boards, please.

ctwardell
12-14-2011, 01:36 AM
I like my bacon a little on the chewy side Martin. I guess that's good because it's easier to wrap the boards that way.

C.W.

Martin Hodge
12-14-2011, 02:49 AM
Please be aware that I can not ship these boards to the EU because bacon is not RoHS compliant.

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
12-14-2011, 02:50 AM
So I need to requisition some of these (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004G59EDE/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B003IM2JV0&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=14FB08CS3ZS9EHC1NN4V) to include with sales of the ProtoPlus Module? :)

Whatever you guys want... :) :) :)

OBC

ctwardell
12-14-2011, 02:52 AM
They might get banned in San Diego if they use the "Happy Meal" law to say you are baiting kids to eat unhealthy food with a fun toy...

C.W.

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
12-14-2011, 02:53 AM
Uh oh.. Does this mean I shouldn't be putting prizes in the shipments to CA? ;)

You guys who have ordered from GG know what I'm talking about...

OBC

ctwardell
12-14-2011, 02:54 AM
So I need to requisition some of these (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004G59EDE/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B003IM2JV0&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=14FB08CS3ZS9EHC1NN4V) to include with sales of the ProtoPlus Module? :)

No OBC, Bacon trumps googley eays every time. Just wrap'em in bacon and they'll sell like hotcakes.

C.W.

mindrobots
12-14-2011, 03:19 AM
No OBC, Bacon trumps googley eays every time. Just wrap'em in bacon and they'll sell like hotcakes.

C.W.

Ok, now we've upped the ante with BACON and HOTCAKES.....the Prop BOE must come with waffles (and BACON, of course)?

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
12-14-2011, 04:18 AM
I guess that Arduino board is what you'd call an eyePad.

-Phil

Ken Gracey
12-14-2011, 04:40 AM
Ok, now we've upped the ante with BACON and HOTCAKES.....the Prop BOE must come with waffles (and BACON, of course)?

Did somebody call in a salesman? Here I am! Never mind the bacon, mindrobots! The Propeller BOE comes with prosciutto!

The Propeller BOE might have an impressive set of features, but it's the benefits which are truly not something for a bulleted list. Nearly everything you need to proceed with Parallax educational resources is packed on this board. The on-line resources produced by our educational department are easy, rewarding and expansive (from LEDs and Propeller Boe-Bots to speech synthesis), and will be featured initially in Spin and then PropGCC. Having a Propeller BOE is an investment in one's self, whether for education, hobby or product development. Multi-core will be made easy with our examples, focusing on easy-to-understand, impressive examples.

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And if it's the feature list you're interested in, I think this is pretty close:


P8X32A-Q44 Processor
512 kb EEPROM
3.3 V, 500 mA and 5 V, 2 A switching regulator outputs
2.1 mm barrel jack
9 V Battery Clip
Mini-B USB programming port
MicroSD card socket
XBee socket
I2C 4-Channel 100 ksps (min) A/D ported to sockets below breadboard
Buffered 2-Channel PWM D/A ported to sockets below breadboard
Stereo headphone jack
Electret microphone
VGA video output
LED lights for PWR 1, 2, USB and XBee status, D/A, and VGA
Six servo ports with selectable Vin/Vdd jumpers and 3.9 k series resistors
Blue PCB
BOE-compatible footprint/mounting holes
17-row x 2-column breadboard
3-position power switch & reset button
Open Source Eagle Schematic & Layout

And, since the speech synthesis and audio in examples are an important part of this (even on a Boe-Bot chassis), we'll even have some deals where we include one of these:

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a veho360 speaker with 2.4W. Today we ordered these for inventory. 120 units will be here next week.

We've also got our final Propeller BOE schedule in circulation inside the office. Can't say exactly what the release date is, but it's within reach!

I'll get the pre-ordering set up as soon as possible.

Ken Gracey

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
12-14-2011, 04:50 AM
I've seen the schematic and layout details for the PropBOE and can verify that it's a real gem of a board. The Parallax design team has done a bang-up job on this one!

Ken, does the proto in in the photo have the latest layout on the bottom side that you can share with people?

-Phil

Ken Gracey
12-14-2011, 04:51 AM
I've seen the schematic and layout details for the PropBOE and can verify that it's a real gem of a board. The Parallax design team has done a bang-up job on this one!

Ken, does the proto in in the photo have the latest layout on the bottom side that you can share with people?

-Phil

Yes, but the board is 100 miles away from where I am at the moment. When I get home tomorrow I'll see about getting a picture of the back for everybody.

Ken Gracey

GordonMcComb
12-14-2011, 05:46 AM
I have a different version than the one in Ken's picture -- mine has more silkscreen legends, plus jumpers to set the voltage source for the three sets of servo headers. I wonder if mine is an earlier prototype. Antway, the back is different, too, but to describe it there's a nifty "surface mount playground" on the left for all the Prop pins, plus smaller ones for XBee and MicroSD on the bottom center. I took a picture, but it didn't turn out, and besides, it contains a URL for a support page that the Parallax folks may not want to make public yet.

So Phil, you don't want one of these. You really don't. You want AT LEAST two.

-- Gordon

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
12-14-2011, 06:05 AM
You want AT LEAST two.

I'm sure you're right about that! :)

-Phil

Cluso99
12-14-2011, 08:29 AM
Ken: So that is where all those QFP props went ;)

tdlivings
12-14-2011, 08:32 PM
@Ken
Looks like a great board.
Are you still on schedule for us to buy one before Christmas.

My present project in the spirit of Gordon's Kickstarts is to interface the Radio Shack Meter that has Rs 232 output to a prop Quickstart board and also,for my own
education of what an Arduino is, to an Ardunio.
My thoughts are to show the advantage of the prop having multi core instead of interupts.
Right now I am at the build a kludge and learn from it, I will start a thread or maybe blog on where I am at.
Long range I plan on logging data to an SD card and also sending data by XBEE.
Which is why I ask about the new BOE board as it is a better platform for doing more than just displaying what the meter is sending.

Thank's
Tom

frank freedman
12-15-2011, 04:23 AM
We could put googly eyes on the Gadget Gangster boards.

Actually, it isn't such a silly idea. One of the problems I've had a few times is plugging in a GG board the wrong way round. pffzt :(

If the boards had eyes, that would be less likely. I've actually had a few GG boards made with a big half circle drawn at one end, like the notch on an IC.

Hmm- that half circle would make a very good looking 'nose'. Better get me some googly eyes..

Addit: Just picked up 100 stick-on eyes on ebay for $2.95 including shipping. This will be fun!



Again one small key in a plug can also prevent loss of magic smoke............................................. .....

Loopy Byteloose
12-15-2011, 08:56 AM
I actually have those 'oogle eyes' in three different sizes on hand. Maybe that's all that is needed to make a gadget feature-rich.

Personally, I prefer the engineered approach in contrast to the arty one - though the latter has a lot of 'look at me' involved. I'm still watching the PropBOE unfold as a major Parallax milestone.

jdolecki
12-15-2011, 09:03 AM
Parallax's new machine vision board?