View Full Version : How about an Xbee board for QS?

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
03-20-2012, 05:18 PM
Started working on an QS Xbee board this morning.. Any feature you Xbee users would like to have?

(RevA, still sanding the edges.... ;) )



Mike Cook
03-20-2012, 05:19 PM
Full size SD socket.


Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
03-20-2012, 05:21 PM
Ouch! Settle for connections for a microSD module? ;)


Mike Cook
03-20-2012, 05:25 PM
That would probably be acceptable.

Are ya’ll going to see these as blank boards, kits or both?

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
03-20-2012, 05:27 PM
Kits and blank boards upon demand..


Roy Eltham
03-20-2012, 09:20 PM
I would think the default for add on boards for Quickstarts should be that they don't cover the touch pads.
I would vote that the only time you should cover them is if you are reusing the pins they are attached to...

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
03-20-2012, 09:30 PM

I'm not even sure it would still fit if we did that.. (ponders) Quickplayer (http://www.gadgetgangster.com/find-a-project/56?projectnum=207) is the only board slated to leave the touchbuttons open at this time. The servo/sensor board reuses them at the same positions.


03-20-2012, 09:36 PM
I saw an Xbee board (Arduino shield) that supported 2 sockets... Curious, I thought until I saw the XBee footprint GPS module.

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
03-20-2012, 11:53 PM
Ok, I think I'm getting closer...

Added servo/sensor style servo head.
Added connection point for microSD module



WBA Consulting
03-21-2012, 02:38 AM
Looks pretty nice. My only input is lame, but since it came to mind right away when I looked at the board, here it is... How about "quiXbee" instead of Quick Xbee?

Roy Eltham
03-21-2012, 03:17 AM
Couldn't the Xbee pins straddle the 40 pin connector? Or just reverse the 40 pin connector and have this board hang off the other way.