BlimpDuino is in the hands of beta testers, so we're doing some last minute tweaks. The current code works on boards version 431 and up (don't ask about the numbering schemes--they're based on internal versions. When we release the commercial board, it will be called V1.0 as usual) . The newest internal version of the board is now V5.1.

If you want to order and assemble your own boards before the commerical release, you're welcome to!

Order the boards here. ($10 + $10 handling)

The Eagle files (PCB and schematics) are here.

Once you've built it, instructions for loading the firmware are here.

Here are the SMD parts, with their PCB labels, values and Digikey part numbers (see below for direct links and prices)


Remember to watch the polarity of the LEDs ("+"s are marked on the board) and capacitors C1 and C4, which are also marked on the board.

Here are the components you'll need (Digikey part numbers unless otherwise stated--prices given were correct at the time of this writing and represent total costs in the case of multiple units):

Total, including PCB: $94.56 (not accounting for any volume discounts you may achieve with multiple units)

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Comment by Jordi Muñoz on October 28, 2008 at 2:13pm
Comment by Oklaner Sahafed on March 26, 2010 at 12:16am
thanks
Comment by Matthew Wenger on February 11, 2012 at 12:06am

One correction for the new board (v6): It looks like D1 is the power LED (red or blue) and D2, D3, D4, and D5 are the green Navi LEDs.

Comment by Matthew Wenger on February 12, 2012 at 4:25pm

I should also mention that for the new board (v6) there is a new SMD voltage regulator that isn't on the parts list, and you need a different reset switch, the SMD version from SparkFun:

http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8720

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