Nanode 5 - ready for pcb manufacture

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Ken Boak

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May 10, 2011, 4:25:53 AM5/10/11
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Just to let you know that the pcb files for Nanode 5 are ready for production and I am currently getting quotes from Spirit Circuits.
 
Once exported, the pcbs should take approximately 10 working days, so we should have boards around about the last weekend in May.
 
I will also be putting in component orders to Rapid Electronics, Cool Components and Farnell to purchase parts for the kits.
 
The Nanode 5 has a bunch of new features over the early prototype - amongst which:
 
1.  A unique MAC address supplied by a tiny Microchip EEPROM.
2.  A footprint on the underside of the board to take a serial SPI memory device - either SRAM, FRAM or EEPROM.  This can be used for storing large amounts of data or web pages.
3.  A wireless connectivity connector - this 8 pin connector allows the Jee Labs RFM12B wireless board to be plugged straight in, so Nanode can be used for wireless network developments.
 
 
I will keep you updated on progress over the next 2 weeks.
 
 
regards
 
 
Ken
 
 
 

Nick Boyle

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May 10, 2011, 11:06:11 AM5/10/11
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On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Ken Boak <ken....@gmail.com> wrote:
> Just to let you know that the pcb files for Nanode 5 are ready for
> production and I am currently getting quotes from Spirit Circuits.

Excellent news!

> Once exported, the pcbs should take approximately 10 working days, so we
> should have boards around about the last weekend in May.
>
> I will also be putting in component orders to Rapid Electronics, Cool
> Components and Farnell to purchase parts for the kits.
>
> The Nanode 5 has a bunch of new features over the early prototype - amongst
> which:
>
> 1.  A unique MAC address supplied by a tiny Microchip EEPROM.
> 2.  A footprint on the underside of the board to take a serial SPI memory
> device - either SRAM, FRAM or EEPROM.  This can be used for storing large
> amounts of data or web pages.
> 3.  A wireless connectivity connector - this 8 pin connector allows the Jee
> Labs RFM12B wireless board to be plugged straight in, so Nanode can be used
> for wireless network developments.
>

Excellent news!

My main aim is to use with wireless and have jeenodes which I am
experimenting with. However, I am more than happy with the development
of the Nanode and think this may well become my primary platform ..

Thanks for all the hard work!

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