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by bitfogav
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Prototype board with an Arduino footprint
Replies: 3
Views: 6628

Prototype board with an Arduino footprint

I have put together my own prototype board with an Arduino footprint. It's been designed to use with my SF Board here. but will be compatible with Arduino and also Firewing.. It contains a few small footprints for some small smd components, if I wish to use a certain type of chip like RTC, temp or e...
by bitfogav
Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress
Replies: 41
Views: 28451

Re: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress

74595's are a great chip, I used them on my DigiPixel board and I am in the process of designing a board for work with a bunch of LED's on it. Yes indeed, the 74595 is a very handy chip if you want more outputs. I used them in one of my last projects also to drive led's :) Matrix Shield matrixGamep...
by bitfogav
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress
Replies: 41
Views: 28451

Re: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress

brad wrote:eight LED's which I assume are connected to a dedicated 8 bit port?!
You got me thinking Brad and I think I've come up with an idea! :lol: I've now added a 74595 to the eight leds and managed to dedicate only 3 mcu lines.. reworked the board a little too..
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by bitfogav
Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress
Replies: 41
Views: 28451

Re: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress

Chuckt wrote:I may be interested in a board and I am willing to promote and would be asking for some ideas to promote it.
Thank you for your interest chuckt, when/if I decide to sell the boards I will let you know :)
by bitfogav
Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress
Replies: 41
Views: 28451

Re: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress

>>I'll second the nice looking boards comment! They are very nice indeed! Thank you guys.. >>I think I have asked before, but are you planning on selling these - perhaps on Tindie? I have not made up my mind if they will be for sale or not yet Brad. >>So it looks like you've got yourself a light se...
by bitfogav
Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Guess what my latest project is...
Replies: 14
Views: 13502

Re: Guess what my latest project is...

It's all looking very amazing and professional Brad, damn it about the other Kickstarter though!. I really like the small led's, can't wait to see them in action.. Did you solder them? do you have a reflow oven now?.
by bitfogav
Sat May 31, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: The off topic lounge
Topic: What do you guys think of the latest operating systems?
Replies: 3
Views: 2957

Re: What do you guys think of the latest operating systems?

To be honest I have always preferred windows, but mac is good!.. I have just switched to windows 8, not really out of choice because I think it's not very user friendly at all, but I did take the jump from windows Vista :roll: as for apple I07 :| bring back I06 I say, everything is so dull and plain..
by bitfogav
Sat May 31, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress
Replies: 41
Views: 28451

Re: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress

MrDEB wrote:What Diptrace version are you using.
I'm using Latest build: 2.3.1.0 (March 20, 2013). The yellow/grey 3D components are actually shapes that I have imported into Diptrace 3D :)
by bitfogav
Sat May 31, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress
Replies: 41
Views: 28451

Re: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress

The week's seem to be flying by at the moment! :( I hope the twins are doing good Brad?. Any how I have managed to get back onto this project over the last few days, I have lot's of code done and the board module (software) is coming along nicely, the odd bug or two, which took me a little while to ...
by bitfogav
Sat May 31, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Guess what my latest project is...
Replies: 14
Views: 13502

Re: Guess what my latest project is...

How's this project going then Brad? have you done anything with your 3D printer yet? :)
by bitfogav
Sun May 25, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Online Shopping
Topic: Gameduino 2
Replies: 11
Views: 10533

Re: Gameduino 2

Yes indeed he is very clever!. I like the widgets code, 7 seg display and some visual gauges, that will be very handy for making a display with several sensor readings!.
by bitfogav
Fri May 23, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Online Shopping
Topic: Gameduino 2
Replies: 11
Views: 10533

Re: Gameduino 2

David Barker has beat me to it, he has ported over the Gameduino2 code to Firewing.

check following link Firewing FT800
by bitfogav
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress
Replies: 41
Views: 28451

Re: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress

Sorry for such a late reply Brad, I need to get back onto this project!.. Write more code and get another board made up :)
by bitfogav
Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Diptrace pattern ??
Replies: 7
Views: 8083

Re: Diptrace pattern ??

It was actually pointed out to me that I might have had the pads incorrect to the datasheet. So I have now updated the part pattern and also increased the pad size incase this part needs to be soldered by hand onto the board, all patterns are included in the following diptrace download.. You can see...
by bitfogav
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress
Replies: 41
Views: 28451

Re: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress

I'm just wondering though - isn't the +5V from the USB port just shorted straight to the +5V of the onboard regulator. If this is the case, how would the circuit know that it is the USB port providing power or something else? Well yes your correct the +5V from USB port on my board is connected to t...