Re: Feedback on the beta boards
While I'm struggling, can anyone tell me if there is a source for things like glib, dbus, etc. available as a package to install which are used by a number of other components (bluez, avahi)?
Suggestions for modifications:
Where can I find a LiPo that has a thermistor and fits the 3 pin. - And how can I have it just keep the RTC going - A coin cell would be preferable at least to prevent strange things like e2fsck saying something was last unmounted in the future.
The tplink works well for wifi, but a physically smaller one would be nice.
The joyswitch has a tall female connector - don't populate it by default or move it.
Use a current mirror for the I2C - it tends to make things offboard work better than simple pullups. http://www.i2cchip.com/constant_current_pullup.html - the BCV62s are tiny, and you can use 10k and the edges will still be a lot cleaner. An I2C header (gnd SDA SCL 3.3v) would be convenient.
I would lose the arduino headers as well - most aren't the same as the corresponding Atmel chip pin so many shields won't work, and it makes the board larger. For almost everything I would want I would still have to use an arduino and send the info to the board (hence my desire for bluetooth - e.g. J1850 data for my Harley).
(edits) A bluetooth serial slave (3.3v) module on a breakout that connects to the header, setup with the baud rate flashed to 115200 would lose the serial cable. http://www.mdfly.com/index.php?main_pag … ucts_id=63 BT USB adapters (for a pc) are cheaper than most cables.
The LCD header is useless without an LCD that plugs directly in - I don't want to have to wire a pile of spaghetti to connect it.
I don't know about the touchscreen or bend - if those are analog inputs just use them as such for sensors.
Xwindows to NTSC and USB (or bluetooth) HID (keyboard/mouse) would be convenient. Apparently there is fbsplash and fbwrite but they don't seem to work with the video output.
Or maybe just Xvnc or some other kind of vnc to a virtual FB - there are vnc viewers for smartphones.