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A project log for Skull

Skull-shaped CircuitPython board.

deʃhipudeʃhipu 07/17/2018 at 16:161 Comment

Every time I looked at a development board that had USB A plug integrated into its PCB, I saw the teeth of a skull. So one night when I couldn't sleep, I fired up Inkscape, drew a rectangle and three ellipses, and made this.

Once I had it imported into Fritzing, I had to decide what components to put on it. I could simply make it an USB light, with two LEDs in the eyes. Or I could make it play a melody, like the #Nyan Board. In the end, I decided to just put a SAMD21 chip on it, and make it equivalent to an Adafruit Gema M0.

You can get the boards at @oshpark if you want to make your own. It only has four components, but one of them is a QFN package, so a hot air gun is recommended.

Once the PCBs arrive, I will make a board definition for CircuitPython for it.

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oshpark wrote 07/18/2018 at 19:02 point

Very exciting!

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