Feature suggestion: Allow user submissions to be marked as “Beta” or “Preview”
Expected final price could be greyed out or slashed through, with the “beta price” in red.
When purchasing a preview module, a disclaimer would be presented indicating that the module is for testing and/or feedback ONLY and is not guaranteed for any particular purpose until final release. “Hardware and firmware may change at any time, without notice. etc. etc.”
I’d love to convert a lot of BOBs for neat chips available around the web to gadgeteer modules. Particularly, there are a TON of chips from Linear that I’d like broken out. The problem is that I have no experience designing boards. I’m confident that I can transfer the example circuit from the datasheet to a PCB, but if it doesn’t work, there’s a chance that it will be beyond my expertise to diagnose why.
It would be neat to make a board using through-hole parts where the values may need to be tweaked and then get community feedback on values and design flaws. Upon consensus, the final product would be SMD, optimized, and condensed; the beta flag removed.