Time ran out. There's no easier way to say it. My original intent, and something that may still happen depending on how the next 24 hours go, was to have a bit of custom animation when a stock Robot 1-X is attached to the AND!XOR DC26 Badge. I was thrilled to get in on their Kickstarter and get started on this, but somehow August happened and the flight is tomorrow. To get a small sense of what I was going after:
If anyone wants to take this on and get a free badge or 3 for helping out, DM me for details.
Images of the bottom of the PCB have been purposefully limited to prevent anyone from taking a crack at it before DEF CON.
Robot 1-X R4
The final revision simplifies programming by permitting a total of 6 pin headers or using 2 pogo pins, rather than requiring test clips. The solder mask is purple, matching the original Robot 1-X design. A total of 144 will be making their way to DC26, with roughly 125 available.
Robot 1-X R2
The second revision was the first bulk order, and due to time constraints, blue was selected for the solder mask. When combined with the OSRAM TOPLED, it resulted in a terribly washed out color, so the LED was replaced with a white 1210 and giant blob of solder so it would work upside-down. The effect makes the "blue" look far more like a deep green, but the switch to white turned out quite well. This also permitted switching to CR0805-JW-180ELF. A total of 40 will be making their way to DC26.
The last shipment arrived just in time to solder all of the pin headers in the comfort of my home rather than in the hotel room, which is a huge relief. This also adds to the long list of "start sooner" but was a welcome moment that has freed up time for getting this long overdue project created here.