Yes, PCB design is still finished. I just have to press a button to generate the latest BOM list and verify with GC that the data exchange works.So much for the cases - any news with the PCBs?
Apart from that, the PCBs are still finished, so nothing happened there
I'm not sure whether Nikolaus finished finalizing the BOM and Machine files needed by GC for the population (my main focus was on the cases...), but I'll check back with him.
I would be personally happy to work on that. I've done some other small case designs lately myself, and a simple phone is nowhere near as complex as a Pyra."Pyra Phone" is currently a hobby project to check if we can redesign the main&displayboard of the Pyra, reuse the Display, OMAP5 board, many other components and most of the software to bring it into a smartphone form factor.
Just to have an alternative for different use cases. Less focussed on gaming since there are no nubs or D-Pad but more focus on communication. Also with external devices by the to multiple SDIO and USB/SATA ports.
As soon as ED is successful with moving the moulds and producing Pyra cases we can start to think about a Pyra-Phone case design. And colors. Unfortunately not a keyboard discussion
yeehaa! great!Few hours later.... and we're finished with everything. We will pack up the moulds tomorrow and arrange pickup for Thursday morning, just to be safe (we don't want that the courier pops up while we're still packing up).
Everything worked out well so far, even though it was quite a long discussion.
Will post a more comprehensive update later tonight... now I seriously need some alcohol
* bursts in wearing a Spanish Conquistador outfit and a giant broad brimmed hat with a big feather sticking out of it *Unfortunately not a keyboard discussion
I see your smiley, but carry on regardless. While it might make cooling simpler, it's likely to make getting a radio signal out of this communication device a little tricky.It might make sense having an aluminium body in the end, as that makes things simpler regarding heating
Wow I didnt expect the spanish inquisition...* bursts in wearing a Spanish Conquistador outfit and a giant broad brimmed hat with a big feather sticking out of it *
Noooo one expects the KEYBOARD discussion!
Our primary weapon is linguistics and an unhealthy understanding of diacritics
Our two primary weapons are linguistics and an unhealthy understanding of diacritics and and unwavering need to be right
Our three primary weapons are...
Get ... the comfy chair!
Now, lets talk about the ergonomics of using the keybaord in a semi-reclined state after having consumed an unfair amount of alcohol - that is where the lanyard hole really comes into play...
For those for whom the language or temporal barrier may have interfered with the highly visual parody of a running joke based on an English skit from roughly 50 years ago, be assured that there were no Llamas maimed in the process of creating said highly visual parody of a running joke based on an English skit from roughly 50 years ago. Sure, a few were eaten, but is it really a maiming if you cut into them after they're already dead? That's just common butchery. It's not as if I were running a cheese shop.