After yesterday’s change of name, I’m pleased to announce a brand new member of the ever-expanding JeeNode family, the JeeNode SMD (aka NS1).
It’s a pre-assembled unit with SMD parts, and just some 6-pin headers you have to solder on yourself. Here’s a hand-soldered test unit with the port headers mounted sideways:
Here’s that same unit, seen from the bottom:
Sideways mounting adds a new option for using plugs, because this unit is flat enough to use upside down:
(Note: oops, that BUB needs to be flipped around!)
You don’t have to do it this way, and can of course just choose to mount the headers in the normal vertical orientation.
The main differences with the standard JeeNode Kit are:
- on-board activity LED (same as JeeLink and JeeNode USB)
- on-board reset button
- pads for A6/A7 analog in, and the AREF pin
- much flatter, fits in more places than the trough-hole kit
- less soldering, just a few headers (so you get to choose their orientation)
Still the same as a JeeNode in most other respects, i.e. same size, same battery options, same FTDI connection to the outside world, and same RFM12B radio.