Tuesday, 22 July 2014
MyPiFi LED Boards are now available for sale on tindie and eBay, with eBay prices of £6 inc free postage for uk orders for a limited time.
If you would like to stock these please contact me to discuss further.
Sunday, 20 July 2014
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Firstly thank you for purchasing the MyPiFi LED Board.
The gpio pins have changed on the atomic green board compared to all the other colour boards that were prototypes.
Please ensure red is now 11, amber is 13 and green is 21. The button is unchanged on gpio 26
To solder the board start with the header ensuring that the header looks the same as this.
After soldering the header on you can then add the 200 ohm resistors to r1, r2, r3 and r4. It doesn't matter which way round they go as the can be used in both directions.
Then add the LEDs, led 1 is red, led 2 is amber and led 3 is green. Negative goes in top hole closest to gpio pins, positive (longer leg) in the hole furthest away from gpio. If you get this wrong the led will not light.
Next cut the legs off as close to the board as possible.
The button is next, carefully widen the legs so they reach the holes. Cut off the top right leg that goes here.
Update code on git hub now updated to new pin layout https://github.com/ZacharyIgielman/smstext-demo-code
So it looks like this
This will allow the switch to work, if it's not cut it will not work. You could cut the leg off prior to soldering which will be easier.
Once soldered plug into the pi and download from git hub the demo scripts ensuring the gpio pins used are correct (11, 13 and 21)
There's also a perl demo by Zak zebrowski https://github.com/japharl/smstext-democode-v1-perl
To purchase more kits visit ebay and search mypifi led board
Or Tindie https://www.tindie.com/stores/Mypifi/
Demo disco strobe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLncvi_LKus
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
The boards have been made and ready to ship.
As you can see they have come out well, these pictures are under the fabrication lights which make them look different.
Here's the finished board.
Should be here tomorrow and I'll post some more pictures then.
Sunday, 6 July 2014
This is always one event I look forward to, it does mean a two and a half hour drive each way and a total of 205 miles round trip but all worth it.
First thing I came across was Mr Monks great little snake game, brought back my misspent younger years playing this for hours on my works phone.
Raspberrypi guy brought along his robot which looked ace.
Also my MyPiFi LED board made it's first public appearance with 96 hours left on kickstarter www.mypifi.net for short link to project.
There was also a portable pi set up which I thought was excellent.
Alex Eames had his HDMIPI on show, can't wait till these are shipped in about 6 weeks.
Joseph from the stewards academy had brought his robot arm along again controlled by a glove he had built sensors into, I have seen this from the early stages and every time I see it it's improved more. I know what he has planned next but I won't say here or yet what it is, but a suggestion from me is an industrial robot arm mawhahahahahha ;)
Camjam and the Pi Hut also officially released their edu kit a £5 pocket money kit containing breadboard, LEDs, resistors, button switch and some wires all in a box so you could build your own MyPiFi ledboard with it ;)
Some more info on the upcoming Robot Wars was announced including registration in August.
Ben Nuttal did a great presentation on git hub which helped me understand it a bit better, thanks Ben.
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Week left for my raspberry pi £6 led add on board on kickstarter. It's done really well hitting funding in under two weeks. Since then I have add stretch goals for extended headers and custom coloured board which have been achieved, along with option for clear LEDs.
If we can hit 200% before the end of the campaign I will add the option of choosing your clear led colours, white and blue being popular colours.
We also on twitter using the #mypifiledboard hashtag so feel free to join in and tweet.
The linky to the kickstarter is www.mypifi.net