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Current list of Prop boards, Parallax and 3rd Party?

koehlerkoehler Posts: 599
edited 2013-09-10 15:04 in Propeller 1
I know there are a number of boards around, both from Parallax and folks here.

Is there any chance of getting a Sticky, with boards and their features for those of us who can't read every thread?
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  • MicksterMickster Posts: 1,864
    edited 2013-08-17 16:41
    +1 for this.

    Mickster
  • WBA ConsultingWBA Consulting Posts: 2,929
    edited 2013-08-17 21:43
    Funny, about two weeks ago I started a matrix of prop boards, their features, and their pinouts to use as an aid in developing my current prop pcb. I will clean it up and post in the next few days in case it would be a good solution.
  • Duane DegnDuane Degn Posts: 10,485
    edited 2013-08-18 00:21
    I will clean it up and post in the next few days in case it would be a good solution.

    This would be great Andrew. Thanks.

    I've listed some Propeller boards I use in post #8 and #9 of my index. There are a lot of different boards. I agree, it would be nice to have a list.

    I gather such a list would be for boards currently on the market? Is there a better criteria for which boards should be listed other than being available for purchase?
  • max72max72 Posts: 1,152
    edited 2013-08-18 01:46
    There are a couple of options around. Maybe that could be a base to build upon

    http://propeller.wikispaces.com/Hardware
    http://propeller.wikispaces.com/Dev+Board+Differences

    And then there is this great open source collection. Source files are available for every board.

    http://smorgasboard.wikispaces.com/

    Massimo
  • LoopyBytelooseLoopyByteloose Posts: 12,537
    edited 2013-08-18 05:18
    It would be a great help if Parallax would just request that anyone that desires to produce a Propeller Board register with a database to be kept by Parallax.

    I am not saying that everyone that has a Propeller included on their board has to be announced to the world, some wouldn't want to. But the boards that are for open use and end-user programming and configuration are getting a bit harder to locate on the search engines.
  • Bill HenningBill Henning Posts: 6,445
    edited 2013-08-18 07:36
    Good thread!

    I have the following released boards with Prop's on them:

    Morpheus
    Propteus
    PropCade
    RoboProp
    CPUModule

    I also have a lot of prototyping / misc modules for the above, and more coming as soon as I build pages and document them.

    There are some unreleased boards as well.
  • LoopyBytelooseLoopyByteloose Posts: 12,537
    edited 2013-08-18 10:03
    Schmartzboard makes a Propeller board that is not listed in the above links and mentions.
  • koehlerkoehler Posts: 599
    edited 2013-08-25 01:44
    Wow, I checked the day after I posted this, didn't see any replies and thought it had died from lack of interest.

    Ideally, I was hoping there was a way to list currently available boards, list the basic features, and provide a URL to whomever had them. Maybe one of the Mods could make it a sticky, and update/delete on a regular basis whenever someone adds a new one or discontinues one.

    For all of the work a lot of folks here seem to do in helping Parallax in many different ways, this would be a nice way for Parallax to allow these folks to maybe at least cover their expenses, and continue expanding the options available for new folks.

    Don't think it would dampen their official stores sales much if at all.
  • Cluso99Cluso99 Posts: 17,772
    edited 2013-08-25 19:59
    I have a number of prop boards including
    RamBlade
    CpuBlade
    MemBlade
    ClockBlade
    etc
    RamBlade+MemBlade=RamBlade3 (2x 1"x1" pcbs)
    see www.clusos.com
  • WBA ConsultingWBA Consulting Posts: 2,929
    edited 2013-08-25 23:29
    Hey all! It took me a few more days then expected to clean up the board list, but attached is a PDF of all of the boards that I have reviewed for my "propeller matrix". The PDF includes links for more information for each board. Listed below are the boards by name alone and below that is the list of parameters that exist in the matrix. I have a bit more cleanup to do on the matrix itself, but basically, it defines each of these parameters for each of the boards in the board list. When I am finished with the data I have in all my notes, I will post the Excel files. There may be some incomplete data fields, but I will flag any data that was not verified.

    Let me know if I am missing any boards or if you think other items should be on the parameter list.

    UPDATED 8/30

    Alphabetical List of Available Propeller Boards:
    1. AP-16+ Audio Player
    2. Briel PockeTerm
    3. Chameleon AVR
    4. Chameleon PIC
    5. CMUcam v4
    6. CMUcam v5 "Pixy"
    7. CPUModule
    8. Eddie Control Board
    9. eeZee Prop (Breadboard Propeller)
    10. EZ-8+ Touch Controller
    11. HC-8+
    12. Hive Retro Style Computer
    13. Hoverfly GPS
    14. Hoverfly Open (ELEV-8 Control Board)
    15. Hoverfly Pro
    16. Hoverfly Sport
    17. JTAGulator
    18. M44D40+ Propeller Module
    19. Morpheus
    20. Parallax Laser Range Finder
    21. PE Kit DIP
    22. Prop 1 Module
    23. Prop 1 Module Extended
    24. PropCade
    25. Propeller Activity Board
    26. Propeller ASC+
    27. Propeller Backpack
    28. Propeller BOE (Board of Education)
    29. Propeller C3
    30. Propeller Chip Only
    31. Propeller Demo Board
    32. Propeller Mini
    33. Propeller P8x32 Breakout
    34. Propeller Platform DNA
    35. Propeller Platform DNA-RTC
    36. Propeller Platform TH
    37. Propeller Profesional Development Board
    38. Propeller Project Board USB
    39. Propeller Proto Board
    40. Propeller Quickstart
    41. Propeller Servo Controller USB
    42. Propstick USB
    43. Propteus
    44. RoboProp
    45. Schmartboard
    46. Scribbler 2 Robot Serial
    47. Spinneret Web Server
    48. SpinSocket
    49. TetraProp
    50. Ybox 2

    Inactive or Unknown Availability boards:

    1. DS00 Laser Rangefinder
    2. Gadget Epress Loco
    3. Gadget Express GX25A
    4. Hybrid Development Kit
    5. MSR1 (Stingray Control Board)
    6. OpenStomp
    7. PropBSC
    8. Propeller Control Board (Quadrover)
    9. Propeller Mini Development Board
    10. Propeller Platform
    11. Propeller Platform Clone "Scheda USB Ridotta"
    12. Propeller Platform Clone "Versione Stretta"
    13. Propeller Platform USB
    14. Propeller Proto Board USB
    15. Propeller Prototype Module
    16. Propmodule1x1
    17. PropRPM
    18. PropSTICK (TH)
    19. PuppyProp CPU
    20. PuppyProp Solo
    21. SpinStamp
    22. SpinStudio
    23. VPN1513 GPS Receiver Module 28506
    24. BaseBlade
    25. CPUBlade
    26. Hydra
    27. Propeller Platform Express
    28. Propeller Touchscreen Platform
    29. Und3rb3lly

    List of Parameters to be defined for each board:





    Category

    Item


    Analog
    ADC Channels


    Analog
    ADC Type


    Audio
    Audio Line Out


    Audio
    Headphone Out


    Audio
    Mic Circuit


    Core
    32K EEPROM


    Core
    64K EEPROM


    Core
    BoE Selectable


    Core
    Crystal 5 MHZ


    Core
    Crystal 5 MHZ Socketed


    Core
    Crystal Other


    Core
    Prop Clip Pads


    Core
    Prop Plug Header


    Core
    Propeller DIP


    Core
    Propeller QFN


    Core
    Propeller QFP


    Core
    Reset


    Core
    USB - FTDI


    Core
    USB - FTDI CTS/RTS


    Input Devices
    PS/2 Port(s)


    Memory
    2nd EEPROM Socket


    Memory
    RTC (Real Time Clock)


    Memory
    SD Socket, Micro


    Memory
    SD Socket, Standard


    Memory
    SPI Flash


    Memory
    SPI SRAM


    Peripheral
    5V 3 Pin Headers


    Peripheral
    5V/Vin 3 pin Headers


    Peripheral
    CoProcessor


    Peripheral
    Prototype Area


    Peripheral
    RS232 Serial Ports


    Peripheral
    Temp Sensor


    Peripheral
    User LEDs


    Peripheral
    Xbee Socket


    Power
    3.3v Linear Supply


    Power
    3.3v Switching Supply


    Power
    5.0v Linear Supply


    Power
    5.0v Switching Supply


    Power
    LiPo Charging


    Power
    LiPo Connector


    Power
    Vin DC Jack


    Power
    Vin Header


    Power
    Vin Term Block


    Video
    NTSC Header


    Video
    NTSC P12-14 (15)


    Video
    VGA Header


    Video
    VGA P16-23




  • LevLev Posts: 182
    edited 2013-08-26 03:23
    An improved version of the original Propeller Platform is available from Brian Riley (Wulfden.com). It is thru-hole kit.
  • WBA ConsultingWBA Consulting Posts: 2,929
    edited 2013-08-26 12:09
    Lev,
    Thanks, I had missed that one.

    PDF has been updated with 10 more propeller boards:

    Propeller Platform TH
    PropSTICK (TH)
    VPN1513 GPS Receiver Module 28506
    Gadget Express GX25A
    Gadget Epress Loco
    Propeller Prototype Module
    PuppyProp Solo
    PuppyProp CPU
    Propeller Platform Clone "Scheda USB Ridotta"
    Propeller Platform Clone "Versione Stretta"
  • Shawn LoweShawn Lowe Posts: 632
    edited 2013-08-26 12:16
    The HC-8+ from EFX-TEK uses a propeller chip, and is customizable. But, I don't know if it fits the criteria of this list
  • David BetzDavid Betz Posts: 14,366
    edited 2013-08-26 12:20
    What about the HoverflyOPEN?
  • JonnyMacJonnyMac Posts: 7,621
    edited 2013-08-26 16:21
    EFX-TEK AP-16+
    EFX-TEK HC-8+
    EFX-TEK EZ-8+ (coming soon)
    EFX-TEK FC-4+ (coming soon)
    EFX-TEK RC-4+ (coming soon)

    EFX-TEK provides base software and libraries for customers that want to hack the products for unique projects.
  • WBA ConsultingWBA Consulting Posts: 2,929
    edited 2013-08-26 17:20
    Updated the list again by adding the following:

    HC-8+
    EZ-8+ Touch Controller
    AP-16+ Audio Player
    Hoverfly Sport
    Hoverfly Pro
    Hoverfly GPS
    Hoverfly Open
    MSR1 (Stingray Control Board)
    Propeller Mini Development Board
    Scribbler 2 Robot Serial
    Parallax Laser Range Finder
    PropBSC
    Ybox 2

    ......spilled over into two pages on the PDF. Of course that's only because the links are fully shown. Up to 72 Propeller Boards, 41 have been confirmed as active.
  • David BetzDavid Betz Posts: 14,366
    edited 2013-08-26 17:30
    You mentioned Vince Briel's PockeTerm but his Replica 1 TE and his Altair 8800micro also have Propeller chips handling the video.
  • Peter JakackiPeter Jakacki Posts: 10,193
    edited 2013-08-26 18:25
    I see you mentioned the PuppyProps that I have but I decided to do up a list as I have a lot of cool Prop boards in production. Even keeping the board and the summary to one line I still filled up a page. Looking at the list makes me think that I could release some of these into the hobby market except that would also destroy my commercial market as they could then buy at much cheaper hobby prices. It's a dilemma that I'm stuck with but the Puppy module form-factor is probably one I could make available as there are perhaps dozens of different I/O modules available and these are very easy to use even when breadboarding.

    One other product which was made up simply for demonstrating other technology is the Pixie which is a long headshell that plugs directly into the back of a VGA monitor and allows a USB/PS2 or serial keypad to plug into it too. Communications is via two RS485 ports configured so that it is also RS422 and RS232 compatible so that cheap VGA monitors can be strung off twisted pair (I use 4-core phone cable) and the Pixie is also powered from this line. There's an XBee socket on it as an option. I used this for part of a small job for an old client the other day. A updated design uses the shorter headshell and a simpler arrangement. PocketTerm also runs on it nicely.

    The trouble with the hobby market IMO is that they like all the features but still want all the 32 Prop I/O!!! :frown:
  • WBA ConsultingWBA Consulting Posts: 2,929
    edited 2013-08-26 23:11
    David, I chose to leave off the Replica 1 TE and Altair 8800Micro because the Propeller is pretty much limited to use as a video driver on both of those boards. (the Chameleon boards also use the Propeller board for video functions, but they are on the list because the Propellers can be utilized for other things and have available I/O.) I could add them onto the list if people see that as proper.

    Peter, I really like your Puppy boards and since there are posts with adequate details that I came across a few times, I added them to the list. The list is in no way meant to be an "open source enforcer", LOL. The list is merely a summary of Propeller based boards that are made (whether readily sold or not), have details published so they could be made, or boards that were made but now discontinued.
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 11,937
    edited 2013-08-27 04:02
    You can add the Propeller Control Board, the board used on The QuadRover. Documentation is missing from the Parallax site, but I posted them here:

    http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php/141830-Propeller-Control-Board-28205-Support-Files?highlight=28205


  • prof_brainoprof_braino Posts: 4,312
    edited 2013-08-27 08:28
    FYI -

    HIVE is extremely active, you just need google translate or read German.

    http://hive-project.de/
  • WBA ConsultingWBA Consulting Posts: 2,929
    edited 2013-08-27 09:39
    I updated the Hive board and added the Quadrover board.........
  • jazzedjazzed Posts: 11,803
    edited 2013-08-27 10:44
    I still build SpinSocket and TetraProp. I don't generally advertise that because I have enough to do already.
  • TymkrsTymkrs Posts: 539
    edited 2013-08-28 17:33
    Would the HeartMe board count since it's programmable and has pads you can solder to to access pins?
  • prof_brainoprof_braino Posts: 4,312
    edited 2013-08-29 06:03
    ... board list, but attached is a PDF of all of the boards

    WBA, could you move the list and attachment from post 11 to post #3 ?

    Or send it to skylight so it could be post #1
  • WBA ConsultingWBA Consulting Posts: 2,929
    edited 2013-08-29 12:56
    Jazzed, I will update accordingly, thanks!

    Tymkrs, Absolutely, thanks for the addition. I also caught the EZProp on Tindie which I also already knew about but had forgot.

    prof_braino, As soon as I "finalize" this list (in the next few days, I will call it complete enough), I will be starting a new thread specifically as a "Propeller List and Matrix" thread and the latest version will always be on the first post. Preferably, the list will be part of the post itself, and the full matrix would be the attachment, but I have to figure out how to cleanly copy/paste from Excel into a forum thread. Once I start that thread, I will ask for a moderator vote to have it be made into a sticky thread as well.
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 11,937
    edited 2013-08-29 13:11
    prof_braino, As soon as I "finalize" this list (in the next few days, I will call it complete enough), I will be starting a new thread specifically as a "Propeller List and Matrix" thread and the latest version will always be on the first post. Preferably, the list will be part of the post itself, and the full matrix would be the attachment, but I have to figure out how to cleanly copy/paste from Excel into a forum thread. Once I start that thread, I will ask for a moderator vote to have it be made into a sticky thread as well.

    +1 Sticky from this moderator. I'm sure Parallax has to make the final decision.

    I would attach an Excel spreadsheet as well as an OpenOffice Spreadsheet.
  • prof_brainoprof_braino Posts: 4,312
    edited 2013-08-29 14:37
    One more that I just remembered-

    The original DS00 laser range finder has a prop chip. The driver was in C, but needed a separate paid compiler. These have been available on and off. When propgcc is officially released, this unit may resurface.
  • shimniokshimniok Posts: 177
    edited 2013-08-30 07:39
    @WBQ - yeah there's my eeZee Prop -- details 32K eeprom, 5mhz xtal. Glad you guys are doing this list as there are a lot of neat Propeller boards out there I had no idea about.

    Did you get the Sparkfun Propeller breakout board?
  • WBA ConsultingWBA Consulting Posts: 2,929
    edited 2013-08-30 12:30
    Publison, Yes, Open formats would be included, thanks

    prof_braino, thanks, I found some info on the DS00 and added it to the list

    shimniok, Thanks, I had forgot about Sparkfun's board and when I searched their site for "propeller", the CMU-CAM-4 came up as well.

    I'll update the PDF in a few minutes.
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