• Firmware flashing

    Wim Van Gool08/16/2022 at 09:24 0 comments

    In the last days before the event we flashed all 700+ boards with the default Micro Python firmware.

    both the Micro Python as the Arduino firmware have their own repository, the final firmware is included in the code directory of the badge repository

  • Documentation

    Wim Van Gool08/04/2022 at 07:09 0 comments

    Toon spent some time to make nice visuals which we can use on our documentation leaflets and presentations.

  • Sweatshop (litteraly)

    Wim Van Gool08/04/2022 at 06:58 0 comments

    On the 3th of August we held a sweatshop evening for mass assembling, testing and packaging the badge!

  • Production time!

    Wim Van Gool08/02/2022 at 11:20 0 comments

    Yesterday we spent a day in the factory to assemble the first badges.

    Paste dispensing

    Paste is applied using a stencil and a machine to align the PCB with the stencil resulting in a nice and accurate solder paster being applied.

    Component stuffing

    With a variety of machines: larger pick and place machines for the bigger components and a high speed ship shooter for the passives and SOT23 packages, we managed to do our first test PCB with everything correctly mounted.


    Once we manually inspect the board for proper placement of the components, the boards goes through a large reflow oven for approximately 7 minutes. 

    Quick test to verify component orientations

    Before continuing we did a quick test to verify all the component orientations. 

    Mass production

    As you can see, we've got a lot of boards to stuff this week.

  • Rev.03 production status

    Wim Van Gool06/28/2022 at 07:36 0 comments

    The mass production batch has finally been ordered. AQC will deliver the PCBs next week, the stuffing of the boards is planned for the first of August in More@Mere, the Dekimo production plant. We'll make sure to document that process as well. Our aim is to stuff 750 PCBs in 1 day.

  • Rev.02 verified

    Wim Van Gool06/28/2022 at 07:31 0 comments

    In the meantime Rev.02 of the badge has been verified, some minor changes to the silkscreen have been implemented, we improved the BadgeLink circuit to include a decent level translator based on the BSS138 MOSFET and changed the function of the backlight switch. In Rev.03 you can either turn the backlight on or render it's control to the accelerometers interrupt pin.

  • Block diagram

    Wim Van Gool02/15/2022 at 19:58 0 comments

    The first draft of the block diagram for publication has been created and has been styled by Toon.

  • Rev.02 Prototypes ordered

    Wim Van Gool02/15/2022 at 19:56 0 comments

    Hooray! Revision 02 gerber files have been sent off to our sponsor AQC for board production. Once these arrive we can use the prototyping facility of Dekimo to assemble the first boards of this revision.