I delivered a huge box of Snekboards, cable sets, and sensor kits to Crowd Supply on Monday. Their fulfillment partner should be ready to start shipping them to all of y'all in another week or two, so your stuff ought to arrive by the end of June. This update also includes links to the new Snekboard Manual, which will help you get up and running when that happens. Read the full update.
I've finished flashing, testing, and stuffing 150 Snekboards. Enclosures and sensors are here, as well. Come take a peek! Read the full update.
Snekboards have arrived! Yesterday, I received a box full of circuit boards with lovely surface mounted parts. I finished assembling a few of them. Keep reading to see what they look like! Read the full update.
We have ordered the Snekboard circuit boards and expect to receive them in about seven weeks. That's a little later than we'd hoped, but schedules have gotten longer over the past month. As soon as we have a firm date for the arrival of our remaining parts, we'll let everyone know when to expect things to start shipping out! Read the full update.
With the addition of some external flash storage, the latest Snekboard prototype now runs CircuitPython. Runs it right into the wall, sure, but that's by design. Read the full update.
Snekboard is coming to Bricks Cascade! February 29th and March 1st from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Oregon Convention Center. Read the full update.
W00t! Snekboard is 150% funded! Thanks again to all of our supporters; you made this possible. We've been busy getting ready to start manufacturing boards, cables, and sensors, but we also found some time to develop a PID controller for the Line Bug we introduced a couple weeks back. We learned a lot in the process, and this update walks you through it. Read the full update.
We are happy to announce the addition of a Snekboard Sensor Kit that includes two reflectance sensors and two distance sensors, all with cables attached. This kit includes everything you need to following along with the existing Snekboard tutorials. Read the full update.
First off, I'd like to thank all of our supporters for helping this campaign reach 100% of its funding goal. It looks like we're going to be building some hardware! This update introduces two tutorials: one that will get you started with Snekboard and another that walks you through the process of building a LEGO robot. Read the full update.
Now that our campaign is off and running, let's dig into how Snekboard runs its electronics at 3.3V while the LEGO motors receive 9V. Read the full update.
We are excited to announce that Snekboard – our open hardware Python microcontroler for LEGO – is now available on Crowd Supply. We've been using it in our programming and robotics classes for some time now, and we're very much looking forward to seeing what you can do with it! Read the full update.