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FEZ Rhino is online


#1

We are happy to say that the first production samples of FEZ Rhino are in-house and they look great :dance:

There is still a lot of testing that need to be done. We will be adding documentation and more info next week.

Have Fun FEZ Community :clap:


#2

holy :o you guys are lightning fast :smiley:


#3

Very cool. Looks good. I like the expansion port idea for like the wiznet Ethernet. Do you have a complete picture for the case?


#4

Me too! I was already wondering what should be added there, until I looked down :smiley:

I LOVE the design, it’s a domino with a cobra design, very cool! And again a very small, well thought board!

UEXT display adds even more function to the rhino, now you do not need to rely on the LCD (keypad) shield anymore.

I have no clue what this will cost, but I guess around the price of domino? (maybe cheaper?, promotion?)

If I could pick either a domino or rhino, I would absolutely pick rhino! :smiley: 8)


#5

Ok, when’s it going to be available for sale. I’m ready to but now!


#6

That was fast.

Which PCB fab do you use ?


#7

Lol, that will take some time, the first prototypes have just arrived :slight_smile:

Anyway, one thing (of the design) is not good.
If you have a look at this picture:
http://www.tinyclr.com/images/products/TCLR-0014_large.jpg

The bottom left mounting hole is VERY close to the power input. If I would mount it with a bolt, there would probably be contact between the bolt and the power supply line.


#8

No more pictures for now but we will be adding more in near future.

We have few to sell or give away but we are not sure who should get them :smiley: Plus we should wait till we have the display expansion and documentation (next week)


#9

Even if the bot touched the power connector it will still be fine. Do nto worry we already thought about it :wink:

See this http://www.tinyclr.com/images/products/TCLR-RP0149_large.jpg


#10

That is a microSD versus the SD on the Cobra :slight_smile: I like that


#11

I think I mentioned this on the “Rhino” call, but I was hoping to see a connector for a 16x2 character LCD, may be just the pads, if some one needs them they can solder the connector.

I know that there will be a Color LCD option but for some projects a simple LCD may be enough. Just a thought - don’t hit me :smiley:


#12

Rajesh, Your request was taken into consideration. Just wait for couple days to see the new Display Expansion. :wink:


#13

Yes Rajesh, the board already support 2x16 displays :smiley: you just have to wait and see :wink:

Your comments and all other comments were taken seriously as always :wink:


#14

Thanks Gus
Thanks Josef

All this makes GHI special ! There are very few organizations that make the Community active participants in product development.

… I would call it a “Maximized Experience”


#15

[quote]Even if the bot touched the power connector it will still be fine. Do nto worry we already thought about it

See this http://www.tinyclr.com/images/products/TCLR-RP0149_large.jpg[/quote]

Ah, I see! Very good that you have thought about this! I had almost made some short-circuits with the domino, and I’ve mentioned that at that time, seems like you have remembered this (or not :D)
Anyway, enough fun, very good that you have thought about this!

Yes, it is special and we love it ;D


#16

Is there a reason the WIZ module is the 811, not the 812? I thought there was a reason Wiznet made the 812 (what it was escapes me at the moment though)…


#17

AFAIK the 811 has 2 mounting holes and the 812 has 4 (2 of them are arcs).


#18

We are not aware of any issue with 811 but if you know of a reason on why we should use 812 then please let us know ASAP before it is too late. I noticed that 811 is getting somewhat too warm but I assumed this is normal for a MAC PHY!


#19

feeling hot is probably expected :slight_smile:

I can’t really see the details behind the change. http://www.wiznet.co.kr/Sub_Modules/en/product/Product_Detail.asp?cate1=&cate2=&cate3=&pid=1026

Maybe it was just the LED behaviour that I was remembering. I certainly remembered reading about the 2mm pitch vs 2.54 pitch in the 810/811, but can’t find a ref I found beforehand about 811/812 differences.

[ as an aside: the main reason I ask is that I have several 812’s sitting here, another $40 saved if i can reuse :slight_smile: ]


#20

Changing the board at this point would cost us thousand of dollars :slight_smile: