Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The "Open" Part

As I said in the previous post, I've been working on things that run on magic smoke.   The board has reached a certain level of maturity where I'm willing to share.   By that I mean I've tested it and it all works - Its not all that pretty and there are some things I'm working on improving.   But the design is at a point where I feel someone else could pick it up and have a reasonable chance of reproducing it.

So, I've uploaded all the relevant information, schematics, layout, gerber files, PDFs to a project page on the www.rocketmoonlighting.com site.

Check It Out

  • Parallax Propeller P8X32A - 8 cores, 80Mhz each
  • 8 12 bit, single ended Analog input channels, max 44k total samples per second
  • 3 high current, low side MOSFET drivers (approximately 20A each)
  • 12 servo channels, independently configurable as inputs or outputs
  • Direct drive of AC Delco D514 ignition coil
  • Onboard MPU-6050 Six-Axis Motion Sensor
  • Designed to run on 2 cell Lithium Polymer battery