Several of us were pondering a module design even simpler than the extender, specifically for breadboard use. (see http://tinyclr.com/forum/21/5633). The goal was to make it as small as possible by removing the second IDC and mounting holes. Below is a picture of the results. Several folks have expressed interest in getting one or more, so I’ll be making an order with DorkbotPbx b Friday 1/27/12 8Am EST [/b]. If anybody else wants one, now is the time to say so.
b First batch is on its way today (1/27). The DorkbotPdx orders fill up fast, so we can turn around another batch soon if needed.[/b]
I’m happy to (re)ship the boards with parts as a kit via US Post or UPS anywhere. The kit will include male headers, schottky diode, and an IDC connector. If you have the connector already, let me know, as I don’t have many. For those of you who haven’t done any SM soldering, don’t worry, this connector is fairly easy with a fine tip iron. Gus has some good surface mount soldering videos around here somewhere.
Because these are for private use and not for resale, customs/duty is not an issue for international folks. This first batch I will do at cost, which I won’t know until Neal (Dorkbot) gets back to me with the order total. They should be very reasonable (guessing $5-$7 for the boards). I’ll break out the cost when I have all the details. Payment will be accepted via PayPal.
Don’t worry if you miss this. The files will be available soon to make your own, or we can do another batch later this winter.
Thanks to @ Architect for cranking out a sketchup file!