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Ryan Smaglik
06-17-2005, 07:01 AM
I received my PDB yesterday...

I'm extremely pleased with it, I'd could just really use an app-mod header on it.
The Bluetooth module is my reason. http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/cool.gif

Anyone agree? (or am I alone on this one lol..)

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Ryan Smaglik
Student, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Post Edited (Ryan Smaglik) : 6/17/2005 12:38:36 AM GMT

Jon Williams
06-17-2005, 08:00 AM
I'm betting you're alone, Ryan, because that never came up during the 4+ year run of the PDB's predecessor: the NX-1000. This may be a bit heartbreaking, but we actually thought about it during the PDB design phase. The thing is, we're (engineers) forced to make choices -- and as the AppMod header was never requested to be added to the NX-1000, it was WAY down the list of possibilities for the PDB. Then when it came to design, there was really no clean way to implement it.

Being an engineering student, why not challenge yourself to come up with a little AppMod adapter for the PDB.

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Jon Williams
Applications Engineer, Parallax

Ryan Smaglik
06-17-2005, 08:07 AM
I just might take you up on that challenge Jon!

Could you tell me what the 2x16 group of through-holes is for just above the stamp socket?

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Ryan Smaglik
Student, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Jon Williams
06-17-2005, 08:16 AM
For advanced users (like you!) who want to connect to off-board devices -- there are 32 pins to accomodate the outputs of the BS2p-40.

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Jon Williams
Applications Engineer, Parallax