In response to the popular demand posted on our instructable, we created a pair of Prototype PCBs to make it easier for anyone to build his own Enigma Replica. They showed up during the Thanksgiving holiday & we are now busy populating & testing one to make sure it works just great. Please go to stgeotronics.com if interested. We also offer it as a kit, and as a fully assembled & tested device.
First Production Location Based Entertainment device is assembled. Still need to tweak the software to get all functionality properly integrated, but this is/will be one kick-a$$ product!
The Arduino Pro/Mini runs the GPS to capture your location & record it to SD card while the display tells you how far you are from the destination. Once you get close enough, the RF24 starts transmitting wirelessly the content of the GPS Datalogging from SD Card.
Of course, this is just one of the possible uses for this shield…
Thanks to Seeedstudio and their affordable rates, we were able to get our own LBE board professionally “FAB”ricated. I don’t know of anyone else with an Arduino Shield integrating a Pro/Mini, a 16x2 LCD, a GPS, an SD Card writer and an RF24 wireless receiver/transmitter.
SmartConfig somehow connects the chip to the wifi point without doing anything other than turning the chip on and having the configuration device (tablet or phone) on the same network. Seems like wifi witchcraft. The app gives the chip all the wifi information without it being connected to the access point first. This is how it works.
This is the same chip that is used on the SparkCore.
Been busy dreaming, designing & making a whole gang of Arduino based Geocache puzzle containers. We’re not done yet as we have till the Georgia Mega Geo-Caching Event @ F.D.R. State Park from October 17th to 20th 2013 where we will officially release all these “GeoToys”. You can also meet us the following week-end (Saturday October 26th) at the Atlanta Mini Maker Faire (on Georgia Tech grounds). See you there!
Tonight, we drilled 3 of the 4 PCBs and ran the vias across 1 of them. Tomorrow, we will finish the drilling, do some more vias, program 1 Pro/Mini Arduino or 2 & start soldering the cheapest components to test the first board. I can tell you we are not far from getting these board produced for us as we are getting tired of this manual process….
Now if we could only find a cheap place to produce PCBs from our Gerber files….
For those of you who wonder exactly how we make these PCBs with magazines pages & our laser printer, we found on the web this tutorial from a very young entrepreneur. I don’t think we could explain it any better… Enjoy!