Is there a second version of the 8bcraft PCB in development?

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leathco
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Is there a second version of the 8bcraft PCB in development?

Post by leathco » Wed 6 Sep 2017 17:58

I was curious if there was a new 8bcraft PCB in development to address the charging while powered on issue, and maybe other tweaks. I would be more than happy to pay down the road for an upgraded PCB that could handle charging while powered on!

dh04000
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Re: Is there a second version of the 8bcraft PCB in development?

Post by dh04000 » Wed 6 Sep 2017 20:23

Yes, this has been confirmed to me by Pierre via email.

leathco
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Re: Is there a second version of the 8bcraft PCB in development?

Post by leathco » Thu 7 Sep 2017 20:02

Fantastic! Looks like I will pick up the updated PCB once they are done!

TVsIan
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Re: Is there a second version of the 8bcraft PCB in development?

Post by TVsIan » Mon 11 Sep 2017 16:43

Hopefully in addition to using it while plugged in, the switch can be modified to a safe shutdown switch. It would be a lot more convenient, especially if you're letting somebody else use it.

RetroJack
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Re: Is there a second version of the 8bcraft PCB in development?

Post by RetroJack » Fri 22 Sep 2017 10:38

perhaps a different SoC/SBC - the RPi 0, which has the advantage of being cheap and widely available, lacks "punch" IMHO

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