Monday Dec 01, 2008

New Breakout Board


Ok, so this is cool! It actually came from someone in Sun Labs, but not from the Sun SPOTs project. This is just one of those things that 'happens' when folks start playing with Sun SPOTs. 


What is it? It's a breakout board that makes access to all the various pins and inputs on the Sun SPOT eDemo Sensor Board really easy to access for prototyping. And the really cool part about this is that you can buy this board today, either as a pre-stuffed, complete and ready to use board, or as a 'kit' that includes the PCB and all the components so that you can practice your soldering skills. Once you're done, you can use a ribbon cable to connect to the Sun SPOT Header and have easy access to all the pins without having to solder to your Sun SPOT and (potentially) damage your Sun SPOT Board.


 And it's (relatively) cheap, too! Check out CircuitMonkey.com for the full scoop, but the fully populated, ready-to-use board is about $33.00 (US).


Cool stuff!


[ "Benson, you are so free of the ravages of intelligence"                -- Time Bandits ] 

Tuesday Jan 29, 2008

Officially Open Source

Well, it's finally official! We, the Sun SPOTs project, are now officially Open Source! We have Open Sourced the whole ball of wax. The Software, the VM (Squawk), and even the Hardware.

Yep, all fully Open. And there are a bunch of new projects on java.net for you to dive into.

Head on over to java.net and sign up to join the project!

[ That secret you've been guarding, isn't. ]

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