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  1. jdownj

    [Group Buy-3][D]CC2500 Breakout/BoosterPack

    I did receive mine as well, but right now all they have done is sat on my desk and make coworkers ask questions:). Hopefully one of these days I can put one together:)
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    Ethernet Booster Pack

    I have been out of the loop for a little bit, doing a little more "traveling", but certainly put me down for a few of these!
  3. jdownj

    [Group Buy-3][D]CC2500 Breakout/BoosterPack

    Paid, sorry for the holdup, traveling again. Can you please ship to the Florida address in the Paypal email, not any North Carolina address that might be attached?
  4. jdownj

    [Group Buy-3][D]CC2500 Breakout/BoosterPack

    Sure! Saves another small order and shipping charge...
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    [Group Buy-3][D]CC2500 Breakout/BoosterPack

    1. Bluehash------------------2 (USA) 2. GeekDoc------------------6 (USA) 3. Rickta59------------------3 4. caa028--------------------3 5. zeke----------------------10 (Canada) 6. krzyk2--------------------10 (Poland) 7. Lars Norway .............4 (Norway) 8. GreenITguy...............3 (USA) 9. DanAndDusty ............2 (UK) 10. Jdownj......................2 (USA)
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    Suggestions on MCU/Chip Selection

    Thanks! Damn I hate it when a perfectly good project is shot down by superior thinking;) I may continue the idea of an Ethernet dev board, but you guys have definitely provided a better solution to the problem at hand.
  7. jdownj

    Suggestions on MCU/Chip Selection

    @gordon, I currently implement that on my router, but my issue is that my router runs many services, and some have their own reasons for locking up. OpenWRT is stable... CUPS/Samba/Asterisk not so much... Because I am away from home often, and I access stuff on my network via VPN, I am really chasing brute reliability here. It is annoying to have to wait for an acceptable hour to call the neighbor to reboot the router/modem.
  8. jdownj

    Suggestions on MCU/Chip Selection

    I have been following the wifi booster project. I don't think much from that will apply, except for code. I am shooting for a total BOM less than that wifi module. I am not a coder, but I'm doing my best to learn. My plan for this board is: MCU/Ethernet Chip 802.3af PoE 2-3 GPIOs with transistor to drive relay. Other GPIOS available on header. I am aiming for a total BOM less than $20. If others are interested, I am certainly open to making kits or selling bare boards. Fair warning, SMD doesn't scare me;). Wiz5100 is 80-LQFP, and I will likely go QFN on the MCU. Most PoE chips are also "effing tiny". Board space is expensive... I hope to beat both the size and BOM cost of the Dangerous Prototypes Web Platform, about the closest available device.
  9. I am banging something together to provide a hardware solution to a service problem. Due to unreliable connections, my cable modem drops offline every 24-36 hours, requiring a reboot. I want to build a device that will: -Connect via Ethernet. -Ping a known server every 5 mins. -If server is unreachable, pulse an output high, resetting the cable modem. I am thinking G2553/Wiznet 5100, but if anyone has any ideas on how to lower the BOM cost or explanations on why I need to reconsider that, please let me know. Currently I implement this functionality on my router(OpenWRT), but it is possible for the router to freeze as well. I think a hardware watchdog like this is the most reliable solution.
  10. jdownj

    Neckbearded pipe smokers? (cigars too)

    Heh that's the best part of a trip to the sand... "Cuban" cigars at night...
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    MSP430 Reflow Oven

    Let us know on the PCBs:)
  12. Bluehash, how does the shipping from you to us scale? One LCD is $3+1.8, but is 2 LCDs 6+1.8? Or at what point does shipping go up?