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Jack Gassett posted a topic in GadgetBox General DiscussionI've been working on a new Papilio board - code name Papilio Flex. Papilio Flex is meant to address the following things: There is a lot of confusion about which FPGA board a new comer should purchase. The Papilio Pro with SDRAM or the Papilio DUO with SRAM? I want to clear up this confusion and make a single base board that can be expanded to be exactly what you need. Then the choice is between Arduino footprint and GadgetBox footprint instead of technical features. We need a low cost option without USB or external RAM for for small IoT projects. We need to allow a high speed USB interface. We need to allow people to swap out SRAM or SDRAM or DDR memory depending on what is best for their application. The features of this new Papilio Flex board: There is a bare minimum on the base board. Just Spartan 6 FPGA (in the cheapest footprint), switching power supply, and two PCI express connectors. One PCI express connector is to add a USB addon and the other is for a memory addon. The entire board uses the Universal eCog Scheme to allow a GadgetBox enclosure and eCog peripherals to be used with the FPGA board. Here are the design files: https://github.com/GadgetFactory/GadgetBox-Hardware/tree/master/hardware/GadgetBox-Papilio-Flex Would love to hear people's ideas and feedback.
Here's my first motherboard submission to the gadgetbox project: GadgetBox-Propeller. This uses the Propeller CPU which is a custom 8-core CPU designed by Parallax. All of the GPIO pins are the same, so this was fairly easy to lay out. CPU product page Known things to do at this point: Add GPIO pin labels Validate serial programming eCog graphics
Hey everyone, we can use help from early adopters like our awesome forum members! We just put together an extremely limited test run of GadgetBoxes and some eCog Snap Packs so we can get some of these into the hands of our best supporters before we do a big Kickstarter campaign. (It's going to be Crowd Supply actually instead of Kickstarter this time.) If you want to get in on the ground level with this fun new Open Source Hardware project then head over to the store and pick up one of the early limited edition boards. We have the prices as low as we can get em on this early batch and we would love to hear your feedback even if you don't want an early edition board. What we have available now: Arduino Mini Pro Clone Motherboard - A GadgetBox motherboard, enclosure, and battery charger starting at $11 User Guide can be found on the Gadget Factory Learn Website A Sensor eCog Snap Pack - You get four eCogs with this Snap Pack which let you put any of the 37-in-1 sensors onto the internet to make an IoT device. Capturing Sensor data couldn't be any easier then this! The Sensor eCog Snap Pack lets you connect any of the sensor's in the popular 37-in-1 sensor kits that are all over the Internet. Just do a search on eBay or Amazon for "37-in-1 Sensor Kit" and you will find a kit with every sensor you can imagine. You can even find the sensors in the kit individually if you need. The Sensor eCog Snap Pack makes it super simple to connect one of these sensors to your GadgetBox and turn it into a full blown IoT device in an attractive enclosure. The Sensor eCog Snap Pack creates the top of the enclosure and protects all of the electronics from the world and most importantly, from the eye. No more ugly shield stacking or jumper wires with the GadgetBox and the Sensor eCog Snap Pack. A Remote Control eCog Snap Pack Have some Remote Control devices that you need to blast IR commands to? Need to schedule your Roomba to run every day, turn your TV on automatically, or control your AC unit? How about turning any IR controllable device into an IoT connected device? Look no further then the Remote Control eCog Snap Pack paired with a GadgetBox. Get your IR devices on the Internet and controllable with web services, phone apps, or Home Automation controllers. The Remote Control eCog Snap Pack lets you learn IR commands and then blast them back out with a powerful dual IR transmitter for maximum distance and coverage. The Remote Control eCog Snap Pack makes it super simple to make a full blown IoT device in an attractive enclosure. The Remote Control eCog Snap Pack creates the top of the enclosure and protects all of the electronics from the world and most importantly, from the eye. No more ugly shield stacking or jumper wires with the GadgetBox and the Remote Control eCog Snap Pack.