Thanks for the tip, after a bit of sleep and a fresh set of eyes, i found that i had put a dag of solder shorting the SDA and SLC lines, A quick touch with the soldering iron and bamm, all good. it even had kept a time becuase the battery was still in it from last night.
the soldering is a bit messy but it works. now to make a mount for it. (and get a battery )
Also is there any chance of the code or the ability to swap the month and day. we run dd/mm/yy here so it would be good if i could change it or get it changed. oh and i dont believe the temp. it seems to change a bit. not long after i took the pic i reset it and now its sitting on 19.75. otherwise , AWSOME. i finally finished and get working one of the PCB's from here, my other couple of pcb's i couldnt get working .
After finally getting all the parts for this PCB i managed to finish putting it together tonight.
Found a few gotcha's. Firstly , the ICSP header pinout is weird. but i managed to make an adaptor for that using a breadboard.
then i was still having issues. I found that i needed to power the PCB for the pickit2 programmer to work. took me about an hour to work that one out as any time ive needed to program i pic before i was allways able to program the pic without powerig the board.
but finally i got it all together, and managed to get the power led to flash. lcd lit up and nothing on the display, :( ah wait , adjusted the pot and got a display.
i have just got one of these routers and damm they are tiny,
i have been thinking about the 8MB flash chip upgrade and i was wondering, do people think it would be possible to double stack the flash chips but connect the second chips chipselect pin to one of the spare gpio, allowing to use of both the original 4mb + the stacked 8mb chip?
i dont know much about how linux access's the flash chip so im not sure if it would be possible to mod the kernal to use the second cs pin,
Thanks heaps for the boards and hopefully with the source code Keep up the great work
edit: using eagle PCB 5.11.0 i get a message "inconsistant Data" in both files. The Board file opens but the schematic file doesnt. Are you using a different version? Also have you added the pullup resistor or should it be added.
One question i have is does the stack support USB serial number (unique ID?) ? So that it stops the issue that i have with the microchip stack that creates a new serial port every time the device is plaugged into a different usb port.