Like many of you, I'm coming across projects where I'd like to dedicate the FLiP Multicore Microcontroller but I've never designed a PCB (it's been the ONE SINGLE goal at Parallax I have yet to achieve) so I'm usually plopping it on a breadboard or using some perf-board with point-to-point soldering. It's time that we make a single "FLiP Project Board". I'm looking for your ideas to make this board exactly what it needs to be for most of us
. I'd like you to deposit your ideas here. To get this discussion going, I'm going to pose some basic ideas which are all mine, but you can comment on them.
FLiP Project Board Ideas
3"x4" standard Parallax size
No manufacturing done at Parallax - PCB + all solderable parts provided in a bag
Less that $15-20 cost to customer - maybe even $10 - cheap enough to hand out now and then with a FLiP purchase (low-cost to allocate to a project, and use another instead of rework a current project)
No power supply or SMT parts
2.1 mm power jack location
Sockets for FLiP Module
4-6 3-pin header locations for servos or sensors
That list wasn't intended to steal the fun or identify the requirements for this project.
I've asked this same question before in another thread and I didn't follow through. I couldn't find that thread but somebody will locate it and post it here for x-ref. This time we will follow through and have this board ready by June since it's such a simple effort.
If you're interested, share your ideas and let's just get this one done!