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Second plug panel

In Hardware on Sep 14, 2009 at 00:01

Here’s the second panel of plugs I’m about to send off:

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Some pretty odd stuff on there. Top left is a breakout board I’m making for a 30-pin FPC connector. Just because it was easy to add, not likely to be of use to anyone else.

The Voltage Plug has up to four 12-bit DAC’s connected via I2C. Yes, I do have something in mind for them…

The LCD Plug now comes with a tiny “end plug” attached which can be separated from it if needed. It’s a 3.3V to 5V boost regulator. This makes sense for an LCD backlight, but I need to work out usage scenarios, otherwise this will cause major trouble – with 5V regulating down to 3.3V while at the same time boosting it back up…

  1. Out of curiosity, how do you cut the individual breakouts? (I assume you get one PCB containing the 6 breakouts, for cost reasons.)

    • Yes, all boards are made as panel. There are “v-scores” (a thin partial cut on both sides) between each of them, so they can easily be separated by hand once I get them back.

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