PAW1 - NU-Xtal

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Re: PAW1 - NU-Xtal

Postby matseng » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:52 am

Ah, nice! The first clone! This must be a sign that the NU-Xtal is a good idea :-)

I think I might run a batch with standard thru-hole caps and a HC-49 crystal as well. They will be a bit larger so I can't fit as many on a 5x5cm pcb, but they will still only be like $0.10 each...
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Re: PAW1 - NU-Xtal

Postby matseng » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:39 am

Seeed Studio Bazaar <info@seeedstudio.com>
4:32 PM (5 minutes ago)
to me

Hi Mats Engstrom:

Thank you for purchasing from us.Your order 66448 has been updated to the
following status:
Shipped.

So 10-14 more days untill the boards arrive...
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Re: PAW1 - NU-Xtal

Postby ian » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:27 am

@Markus - I love the protoboard hacking!
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Re: PAW1 - NU-Xtal

Postby matseng » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:11 am

Bah.... Someone already did a project like this..... :-( or maybe :-)

But two units for $8 plus $17 shipping outside of US seems a bit expensive to me.

https://tindie.com/shops/bot_thoughts/2 ... tal-16mhz/
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Re: PAW1 - NU-Xtal

Postby matseng » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:53 am

Ok, I got the boards from Seeed today so I took one pcb, cut it up into 24 individual pieces and soldered up one of them. It works just fine with a atmega328... But damn, the individual boards sure are small, but not completely unlike the rendering.

So the first PAW board was a success. [Happy]

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One uncut board


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After scoring with a knife and snapping apart


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A populated and soldered board


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The render
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Re: PAW1 - NU-Xtal

Postby systemstech » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:54 am

These are great for bread boarding,
you can have a bunch of different values on hand and just pop one in and try it.
Specially when your to lazy to check the data sheet or someone left the value off on the schematic, Bom. Cool.
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