Ordered 2nd revision PCB

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Lower the entry bar to IOT Development as much as possible

Vladimir SavchenkoVladimir Savchenko 03/14/2016 at 14:130 Comments

I was quite busy in the last weeks - preparing the first batch of devices for the event. While doing this it turned out that i had done some mistakes in the initial PCB design of the prototype, which made the soldering very error prone (also the fact that soldering by hand was required). This is why i designed a second revision of the PCB.

The new design is much closer to what is on the picture of the project. The main difference is that there is only 1 button and the size is 40mm length x 25 mm width.

On the other hand i did few changes to make it a bit more portable:

The goal of those modifications is to allow the board to be a bit more reusable and embeddable into devices that do slightly more. E.g. I2C, Serial communication, LED Gauge indication, etc.

I am not entirely sure that there isn't again some small mistake in this design as it will cost ~$ 150 to fix it :) But in any case i ordered 200 boards.