Our contract manufacturer in China shipped all the units to us two week ago. (This time we ordered a quick turn so the manufacturer can complete the order before Chinese new year.) Read the full update.
All Early Bird units have arrived at Crowd Supply's warehouse, and they are expected to be distributed by the end of this month. Read the full update.
As promised on our campaign page, we will start our first fulfillment for early bird orders by the end of this month, and some of the units have already arrived at Crowd Supply's warehouse. Read the full update.
The print-out version of the quick start guide has been produced. The new quick start guide has been updated to ver 1.3.1 and paper copies have been thus produced based on this version. Read the full update.
On behalf of PulseRain Technology, I would like to thank all of you for your kind support to the M10 campaign. Although the campaign wasn't able to meet its original funding goal, many backers still expressed their interest in the M10 board. So after discussion with Crowd Supply, we've decided to do the following. Read the full update.
ESP8266 is a popular wifi controller that can be found in many IOT applications. Sparkfun has thus made an Arduino Shield based on this chip... Read the full update.
Sparkfun makes a nice Ardumoto shield that can be used to drive DC motors. The demo shown on the campaign page also uses this shield. Read the full update.
Documentation is the critical part of making a good product. In addition to its 100% openness, the M10 board also comes with detailed documentation, as listed below. Read the full update.
The FPGA config utility for FPGA image (bitstream) download is written in Python 3. Read the full update.
The M10 board uses AP3429A as the switching regulator to convert 5 V input to 3.3 V. And the 5 V rail can come from the DC, which is converted from 9 V to 5 V by an AZ1117IH (LDO). The AZ1117IH has a current limit of 1 A, while the AP3429A has a current limit of 2 A. In other words, the M10 board can produce a lot of juice even on its 3.3 V rail. To visually verify that, incandescent bulbs are used as power indicator. Read the full update.
The crowdfunding campaign for PulseRain M10 is now live! PulseRain M10 is the open source, Arduino-compatible FPGA board with an (also open) soft-core microcontroller. There is a limited number of early bird (steeply discounted) units available during the beginning of the campaign. Read the full update.