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TinyLily / Re: How do you know it's broken/short circuited
« on: August 08, 2013, 03:54:15 AM »
Dose the USB chip get hot?
The USB chip is the FTDI chip on the USB board. (well,it's the only chip on that board)

TinyLily / Re: how to power tinylily?
« on: August 08, 2013, 03:50:54 AM »
You can power the Tinylily by soldering two wires, one to the positive solder pad and the other wire to the negative solder pad. Then you can connect these wires to a battery or a power supply.

The Tinylily has two spots where you can find the power solder pads. You only need to hook up one set of negative and positive solder pads. The extra power solder pads can be used for connecting power to more devices.

New Product Ideas / Re: Camera shield
« on: July 31, 2013, 07:01:51 AM »
Hmm, how much CPU do we need to drive a camera?

New Product Ideas / Re: Beginner I/O Female Board -- Mini Breadboard
« on: July 31, 2013, 06:59:35 AM »
Can you post a link to what you are talking about?

1> You could just solder in some male or female headers.

2> Star shapes??? oh man, the round ones are hard enough to cut out as it is.

*note, we looked into getting some header pins but we need to keep looking, They are expensive!

General Discussion / !!!Maker Fare Detroit!!!
« on: July 27, 2013, 09:33:59 AM »
Tiny-Circuits is at Maker Fare in Detroit at the Henry Ford. (Henry Ford Museum)

This is going to be fun! We just saw a motorized cupcake, an automated pumpkin carver and a gigantic dragon made out of car parts.

Tiny Circuits is in Zone 5 under the white tent. Look for us and all the other makers today and tomarrow.

See you there!

General Discussion / Re: tiny screen/Display
« on: July 25, 2013, 03:31:54 AM »
Actually we did use one of those NKK OLEDs for an initial proof of concept and it's shown in the Kickstarter video.  Attached is a pict of this, it worked fairly well and is easy to program and the pictures are good, but it is very pricey.



Those screens remind me of this keyboard: the lcd keyboard:

TinyLily / Re: Trouble powering Tiny Lily
« on: July 25, 2013, 01:57:39 AM »
The Tiny Lili might have a short

-Make sure the battery has a good charge.
-Connect a small motor to the battery to see if the motor runs and if the voltage drops. (this will give you an idea if the battery is good)
-Use an ohm meter to measure the resistance of the Tiny Lili (measure from power to ground, with power disconnected). If the reading is close to 0 ohm's then that would mean that the Tiny Lili is shorted.

I use the hot air gun to resolder those chips, just make sure you secure the Tiny Lili so that it doesn't blow away.

TinyLily / Re: Can I make Tiny Lily even smaller?
« on: July 25, 2013, 01:44:59 AM »
  • You will have to be careful not to crack the board.
  • Be careful not to break those three caps.
  • I would recommend cutting half of the soldering holes off and then use a grinder for the rest of the way.
  • Be sure not to damage any traces.

If you need really small hook-up wire, take some solder wick and un-brad it. the tiny strands work great for rework and small modifications like what you want to do.

I'll warn you! cutting up boards is not for beginners, so be prepared to make some mistakes!

TinyDuino / Re: Accelerometer Shield
« on: July 25, 2013, 01:03:57 AM »
The best part about testing the Accelerometer Shield was flying those tiny RC helicopters around the office!


New Product Ideas / Re: LED shield with 24 LED's
« on: July 24, 2013, 06:06:37 AM »
Yeah that would be neat.

New Product Ideas / Re: Plain Double Sided Connector (Extender)
« on: July 24, 2013, 06:05:14 AM »
A riser connector would be great. We would have to find an easy way to space out the connectors for the heights that we want.

New Product Ideas / Re: New Proto board
« on: July 24, 2013, 06:01:57 AM »
We have been thinking about making the proto boards stack able.
A proto board with an area for prototyping would be nice, but there is not much room for that. Would you want surface mount or through hole?


New Product Ideas / Re: e-Ink Screen Connector Outbreak Board
« on: July 24, 2013, 04:55:03 AM »
Do the screens come with a build in Driver/controller?

New Product Ideas / Re: Stackable Ribbon Cable Connectors
« on: July 24, 2013, 04:42:45 AM »
My thought was to have a plate where you can place 4 shields connected on a single plane.
Also I thought of having a right angle connector. That would be good for the new, longer boards.

We might come out with some shields like this.
Not sure if I can find a small enough ribbon cable.

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