Pledge: Nanodes

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Version 2 Nanode - running code!

This a a pledge for the bulk purchase of PCBs and all required components for pledgers to construct the Arduino compatible Nanode boards.

With a group purchase we can get both PCBs and components at a great price. Furthermore, we avoid burdening Ken with the initial cost of PCB production and then having to recoup it retrospectively.

We have received a very generous sponsorship offer from Pachube, which will allow us to finance a batch of 100 bare pcbs. Nanode uses Pachube for its web connectivty, so it is very fitting that we have a symbiotic working relationship with those guys in Shoreditch. In exchange Pachube will receive and evaluate 10 Nanode kits and spread the word to their user base.

The have been many enhancements to the original Version 2 prototype shown opposite. As a result we are having a free prototype board made at Spirit Circuits before we commit to the batch of 100 boards. The version 5 pcb files are now ready for despatch to the board manufacturer, pending successful acceptance tests on the test prototype. We expect to have the boards back by the last week of May.

Update 20-4-2011

Nearly 2/3rds of the kits are now accounted for. PCBs and components will be ordered starting on 26th April. If you have not PAID, please ensure you do so by Tuesday 26th - next week.



Pledge operation

This pledge will operate differently than others. Pledge amounts are fixed at £18 per Nanode kit. Each pledger will receive a PCB and the all of the components required for one Nanode for each £18 that they pledge. We'll stop the pledge and commence ordering when we reached a volume that enables us to purchase each bundle for £18 or less.

Warning

Please be sure that you know what you're buying!

  • Construction/soldering required
  • Access to a FTDI cable is required for programming the Nanode. You'll be using this frequently so it's best to have your own. - This may not be needed now - Ken is trying to fit a USB port onboard.
  • Access to an AVR programmer or another Arduino is required to burn the bootloader - you should only need to do this when you first construct the board. We have a suitable programmer at the space.

Pledge leader: Elliot

The item

Budget estimation

  • <all the bits you need>
  • <quotes from suppliers>

Pledges

Pay with payment ref: 'NANODE1' - please stike out your name and mark it with 'PAID'.

  • £18 (1) -- amx109 Fri Apr 1 12:19
  • £18 (1) -- Mildlymad Fri Apr 1 16:43
  • £36 (2) -- MattHearn Fri April 1 16:58
  • £36 (2) -- snim2 14:41, 10 April 2011 (UTC) (Plus P&P to Coventry if I can't pick up in person!)
  • £18 (1) -- nneil 2011-04-13 20:29 BST
  • £18 (1) -- Michael Erskine 17 April 2011 (UTC)
  • £36 (2) -- Chunkyhampton 10:20, April 19, 2011 (Plus p&p to Nottingham...)
  • £18 (1) -- Lbdl 15:11, 22 April 2011
  • £18 (1) -- Lbdl 15:11, 22 April 2011
  • £36 (2) -- Webmeister
  • £90 (5) -- earthshine 2011-04-15 07:28 UTC PAID
  • £18 (1) -- Tomwj 13:40, 7 April 2011 (UTC) PAID Sorry for lateness 04:25, 11 May 2011 (UTC) under MAKERBOT EXTRUDER Sorry
  • £36 (2) -- Teabot 12:09, 31 March 2011 (UTC) PAID
  • £72 (4) -- Spike 08:07, 1 April 2011 (UTC) PAID 02/05/11
  • £18 (1) -- jmccrohan PAID 2011-05-02 17:54:00 UTC - Plus postage to Ireland.
  • £36 (2) -- V21 09:46, 2 April 2011 (UTC) PAID
  • £36 (2) -- Catie 8:30, April 1, 2011 PAID 28/04/2011, sorry for lateness, was on holidays! :)
  • £36 (2) -- HKAirpost PAID 12:44, 22 April 2011 (UTC) - Paypal transfer label: "HKAirpost Payment NANODE1"
  • £36 (2) -- Ciemon PAID 21st April 2011
  • £18 (1) -- Martind PAID 08:38, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
  • £36 (2) --Monsonite PAID 2 kits for me
  • £180 (10) --Monsonite PAID 10 kits for Pachube
  • £18 (1) -- Chris Swetenham/Fib (cswetenham@gmail.com) 21:40ish, 19 April 2011 (UTC) PAID (Ref 'NANODE', sorry) (Will pay P&P to Cambridge etc, let me know)
  • £36 (2) -- ArtagPAID 16:27, 19 April 2011 (UTC)
  • £72 (4) -- matthew venn Fri Apr 1 11:48:57 BST 2011
  • £36 (2) -- asc PAID 2011-04-15, 10:41, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
  • £72 (4) -- Bob/b3cft Paid Fri 15 April 2011
  • £18 (1) -- John Crouchley PAID ref NANODE1 JOHNC 2011-04-14 09:54 BST
  • £18 (1) -- MartinJ PAID - although without ref NANODE1!! sorry! 2011-04-14 11:18 BST
  • £18 (1) -- DMI PAID 14:46, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
  • £18 (1) -- parag0n PAID (15th Apr, 15:50 ish) 14:51, 13 April 2011 (UTC) (Plus p&p to Manchester if thats OK)
  • £36 (2) -- elyob PAID - ref left off too .. sorry! 17:57, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
  • £18 (1) -- pyrhho PAID 09:21, April 16, 2011
  • £18 (1) -- WzDD 19:00, April 1, 2011. PAID, Apr 13
  • £18 (1) -- Preich 23:55, April 20, 2011. PAID, Apr 20
  • £18 (1) -- JamesBrown 14:04, 21 April 2011 (UTC). PAID, Apr 21
  • £36 (2) -- James Adam 22:38, 21 April 2011. PAID, Apr 22
  • £18 (1) -- Jyoti PAID 12:25, 22 April 2011
  • £36 (2) -- thehypnotist April 22, 2011. PAID via paypal (hope i added this correctly, quite confusing way to do things)
  • £90 (5) -- Dirk-Willem van Gulik (dirkx)Wed May 11 15:37:12 BST 2011, paypalled

- Running total: £1260 (70 kits)

Paid Up Total: £1084 (59 kits)