Main Site Documentation

Fio sized NetMF board?


#1

Has anyone tried to make a NetMF board with a Arduino Fio form factor?


#2

so you want something that’s a DIP28 package size, or something pinout compatible?

Cerb40 would seem to me to tick more boxes than Fio would, what would you find compelling about a Cerb28 that might pique someone’s interest?


#3

Looks like the (don’t recall coming across one before) Fio is a hybrid of the Cerb40 and the CerbBee, with USB support on board and a LiPo charger.

I don’t recall seeing a close equivilent around here. The closest I recall is one of Justin’s commissioned boards with the XBee. but that wasn’t the same form factor.


#4

As I said in your other post, we don’t care about Cisco switches, this is not the right forum for you. Please just go away.


#5

I’m not picky about the exact size it’s more about having a few pins, the Xbee, USB, LiPo/charger in a package that small. A Cerb40 with a xbee and LiPo charging circuit would work great. http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardFio

I was using a FEZ Mini for a stealth remote control but had to wire up the power and xbee manually. The night before the event I was soldering it all together and fried the Mini. I found the Fio board in a box and got it working, but I know more .Net than Arduino.

I can write code and follow instructions but circuit design has always eluded me.


#6

Yes, the one thing I missed was the XBee. The LiPo charger from USB power is somewhat useful I guess, for those “remote” device scenarios where you occasionally can power-up via USB (would you really though? Really??)

So here’s a thought. We could make a footprint for one of these based on Cerb40/Cerbuino and put it up on OSHPark where people could order 3 boards themselves and take the BOM and solder it at home. Would that work for you?


#7

I was never really interested in Lipo circuits on board but of late they seem the end up on everything i do at day job number 2 :wink:


#8

Then it’ll be a snack for you to spin this board, won’t it!


#9

Well a certain Swiss gentleman has sourced some interesting silicon for me that would suit a board like this to a T :whistle:


#10

Can you speak of what this “interesting” silicon might be? I’m assuming it’s more than just a MCP7383x and the like which Sparkfun and Adafruit uses.


#11

Something very interesting from ST :slight_smile:


#12

Not so much as occasionally power up from USB but not have to take the battery out of the case and plug it into a separate LiPo charger.

I’m ok soldering components as long as I’ve got a good BOM. I put together all these boards from a kit. http://youtu.be/zdJG7ZcJhiI


#13

I didn’t mean to kill the thread! I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with. :whistle: ;D