You guys helped in the design of FEZ Panda so it wouldn’t make sense for us to make the prototyping board without consulting with the FEZ community first
So, learning from what you guys need, we have this small list:
- IOs…IOs…IOs…and more IOs!
- XBee (wireless)
- SD cards
The attached image is for the alpha layout of the prototyping board. We are making this board, open source of course, then you can make it yourself and we will also make it available for convenience. Nothing will be soldered on this board,not even the SD card connector. FEZ Panda will sit on top so you can still plug shields right into FEZ Panda and at the same time, add all kind of circuitry in the prototyping area.
The board is made to fit in the FEZ Cobra enclosure. No the enclosure will not be decustomised for this board, it is time to get the drill and the blade After all, all the soldering and the drilling will make this more exciting I think.
We are open to suggestions but remember that the main goal is make it so flexible while keep the cost to minimum, which means nothing will be soldered on the board.
You love it? Good, lets finish it and ship to you
EDIT: this will not be available for 4 to 8 weeks