L’Open World Forum took place in Paris from October3 to October 5 2013.
Eventually, we received all the parts in time so you were able to make your own badge and try you soldering skills.
For those who were unable to attend the forum, no worry, we have many letf, for both the simple starter kit (two leds version) or the RGB leds version for advanced users.
A lot of pictures were taken during the event, you’ll be able to see the interest for our introductory workshop:
Open World Forum 2013 Pictures gallery on Google+
Open World Forum 2013 Pictures gallery on Flickr (Experiment day on Samedi)
As some may be aware, Open World Forum 2013 will stand in Paris from October 3 to October 5 2013.
We spent the last two weeks on the design of a soldering introduction kit that would be more attractive than a simple led blinking assembly, and mainly trying to solve all the problems arising when one tries to create a new product with a very close deadline (3 weeks !), a very short budget (nothing for the design, and very limited “per kit” budget): components availability problems, last minute changes, production delays, …
Anyway, we created a soldering introduction kit that will then become an ARM Cortex-M0 micro-controller development kit fot the DIP8 package version of the LPC810 (the big one, easy to solder, which you can use on breadboards). But NWP changed the chip status from preview to production … with a production hole of one and a half month. Of course the remaining stocks were bougth before we learnt about this problem, and we had to find an alternative. In order to keep the main idea behind this, we chose to use the bigger brother of the LPC810 : the LPC812. Same silicium in a smaller package with more pins … in a surface mount package … which had us creating an adapter board.
in short, PCB are in production, we ordered the components, and all should be delivered in time for the forum.
And for those who won’t be there, no worry, we had to order much more than planned for the forum to be able to get within the budget, so this kit is available on our store at a very low price for such a product: 6€ TTC (without shipping).
Of course, this is for the Open World Forum, so it’s Open Hardware !
A preview of the PCB for your own eyes only:
Open World Forum 2013, the first libre and open source european forum takes place this year in Paris from October 3 to October 5 2013.
We will be part of the “Experiment” section with our GPIO Demo Kit, to demonstrate that modern electronics is accessible to everyone !