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Well, the switch is used to select the power source (internal over usb or external over the power headers) and not for on or off.

Right now, the final decision is not made if we made the board with screw terminals or with ordinary headers.

It depends on the users how many want the screw terminal.

And I think that the 2.54mm pitch screw terminal is to small and for the 3.05mm I have to change the layout (but that is no problem).

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Ohh ok, now I get it. So the switch is just to select... isn't better if is a on and off switch? About the screw terminal, don't worry about it too much, do wathever is best, you are the guru here ;)

Well, you power on the board when you power on the cab.

So for what you need a power on/off switch on the board?

I can implement one, but there is no need in my opinion.

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Mmm, true. I like to drive the board with the PSU instead the usb, so the power alternative is better. That leaves one less cable from pc to device and free a usb slot.

 

Correct me if Im wrong but for the device to be functional it needs 2 usb right? 1 mini and one micro. 1 for Power and one for Data, right?

 

Your approach of powering the device via a screw terminal or pins is better in my opinion. Good thinking. This way is powered with the same 5 Volts PSU that the RGB LEDS uses. And I see the jumper or switch good too, so you have the option to power it off without disconnecting from the PSU.

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Correct me if Im wrong but for the device to be functional it needs 2 usb right? 1 mini and one micro. 1 for Power and one for Data, right?

To run the Pin2DMD in a VPinCab you need only the micro USB cable (DATA).

The mini USB is just for update the firmware.

And in VPin use case is the STm board all ready connected to a 5V source.

So you can use the 5V from the USB cable.

But there is absolutely no problem to run the board with external 5V power.

Just connect it and set the source jumper to "EXT" (pin 2+3 closed).

On the first page from the order thread is a list with all my tutorials and also how to connect the Pin2DMD with the breakout board. Check it out.

Regards

UncleSash

Btw...

Anyone thinks that i need a donation button for my work???

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Round 3 starts in a couple of days.

This time I´m going to Order the PCBs with 2x HUB75 Header.

It makes it possible to run a 2nd DMD Display with my Header Board and Lucky1 Pin2DMD Firmware for the STm32 Board.

 

The "Header Board rev 1.3" will come with the following connectors:

  • 1x Header to hook up the STm Controller
  • 1x PinDMD Header
  • 2x HUB75 (2nd one maybe for a topper display?!)
  • 1x SPI SD Cardreader Header
  • EXT Power Header (or screw terminal, the final is not yet set)
  • Power Source selector (EXT / INT)
  • blue Power LED (or wants anybody a different LED color ? )
  • MISO-MOSI jumper (needed for future functions of the Pin2DMD Firmware)

 

I will post a message when I´m ready.

 

Right now is my Plan to Order 20 pcs of this type... rev 1.3 2xHUB75 Boards.... in the 1st week of December.

 

feedbacks would be nice.....

 

 

UncleSash

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I've been slacking lately and just now getting around to really reading these threads. Excellent project here. VPU definitely supports these type of projects.  Opensource just makes it even better. You guys have my full support and if there is anything I can do to help with the project here on VPU please let me know. Just created a new forum just for this project. I'm not sure what files are all needed, but I can create a specific download section for this project and files required.  Just let me know what you need.

 

UncleSash - Put me down for whatever I need for this.

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I've been slacking lately and just now getting around to really reading these threads. Excellent project here. VPU definitely supports these type of projects.  Opensource just makes it even better. You guys have my full support and if there is anything I can do to help with the project here on VPU please let me know. Just created a new forum just for this project. I'm not sure what files are all needed, but I can create a specific download section for this project and files required.  Just let me know what you need.

 

UncleSash - Put me down for whatever I need for this.

 

 

 

Nice... an Extra Forum just for us ... that makes me smile!

:D:):wub:

 

Thank you for supporting  us.

 

best regards from Alabama

Sascha

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My plan is to order them on Saturday or Sunday this weekend.

Round 3 quantity: 20 pcs

The rev 1.3 Board is equipped with 2 HUB75 outputs (parallel connected)!

And screw terminal to connect external 5V DC.

The PCB manufacture needs 2-3 weeks for delivery.

So that Round 3 is ready for shipping between:

December the 14th 2015

And

December the 23rd 2015

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yeah...

PCBs are in my Hands for Round 2... looks like a solder weekend :D

 

 

INFO:

All Data in my DropBox is deleted.

Please go to the GitHub from Pin2DMD to Download the Software and Driver.

I work on my Instructions tonight to update the links.

 

Link to GitHub: https://github.com/lucky01/PIN2DMD

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I'm still down for the 2 

 

you get your 2 sets from round 2 ... in the next days.

I start with shipping on Monday.

 

 

So it looks like, that everybody from the USA (on round 2) get their Header Boards latest on the upcoming Saturday.

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UncleSash - I would like to place an order for your complete package F. 

 

I'm totally new at virtual pinball and will likely need some help. I'm building my first v. pinball cabinet now. I do have hyperspin experience with my arcade but this is totally new to me. Please let me know the process of paying you for the product.

 

Thanks. The work you've done looks incredible.

 

Oh and I'm north of you in Huntsville, AL. 

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