Robot Dude wrote:
I have five of the prototype boards here. I'm buying the components to build them now. Will show progress as it happens.
Sounds great, would love to try one out after it is built and see how it works
As I had some fun converting the Phoenix code from Basic to Spin, I have been in on the conversations about this board. From these conversations I know the board should have most if not all (or more) of the capabilities of the BB2 with a Bap28. I believe it will have the following capabilities:
a) Standard BB2+ stuff like communications using USB, SMT version of the propeller, 64K of EEPROM (32K to hold programs, 32K for user). Like the BB2 it has 3 user buttons and LEDS and a speaker.
b) Something like 20-24 digital IO pins with 3 pin servo headers, like the BB2 are setup in 4 pin groups where you can choose the voltages of VServo or +5v to be supplied to the power pins. There are voltage level shifter chips installed that will allow the IO pins to input and output at +5v. On one group of 4 pins the user can choose +3.3v instead of +5v, which should allow us to plug in an XBee or the like without having to deal with the conversion up to +5v and then back down to 3.3v.
c) 8 Analog IOs with 3 pin headers. I believe the power to these is +5v. As many of you know the Propeller itself does not have AtoD capabilities, so an MCP3208 chip was added to gain this functionality.
That is all that I remember. Can not wait to try it out!