The new ioNode is awesome!
8 months ago
Tonight was the time for another round of testing on the new batch of ioNodes I just received.
This time, it included:
- Flashing the Kiwi bootloader
- Flashing a specially-crafted "tester" application
- Using the test app to check each I/O pin on the board
A (not so) lengthy process
This takes a little time of course, but thanks to that "tester" application it's much easier than it seems.
The first two boards I tested turned out 100% perfect. Good news :)
However it's almost 4 AM here in Switzerland, so the rest of the boards will have to wait...
Not much more to say for today
I'm very happy to see that the ioNode is such a success in terms of usability.
A small solder jumper has been added to the board, to allow directly connecting VUSB (power provided by the USB host) and VIN (power input to the ioNode) - the flexible power supply just got even better!
The board itself looks really good, I must say the silk job was nicely done and the purple soldermask turned out great.
Last but not least, this thing is TINY. It feels really cool to have 26 I/O pins in such a small footprint.
I'll try to spend some time in the coming days to complete the documentation.
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