Jared Wolff has design a Feather form factor board with the nRF9160:
The nRF9160 Feather Is Now Served
Low-power shutdown, built-in 4FF SIM card slot, flexible power supply, and more.
I was a complete failure. My prototype wasn’t working. I spent at least an hour trying to rework a frustratingly large LTE module on an impossibly small circuit board.
It wasn’t going to work.
So I went back to the drawing board. I poured my years of hardware experience into a tiny form factor.
The end product?
Something smart. Something with LTE, NB-IoT, and GPS. Something anyone could get started with right away.
And thus, the nRF9160 Feather was born.
I need your help! 🙏
To make this campaign a reality, I need your help to meet our minimum order quantity of nRF9160 Feathers. Without that, we’re dead in the water! Head on over to the campaign page to reserve yours.
For those of you who’ve already committed, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can’t wait to get the nRF9160 Feather into your hands!
P.S. Huge thanks to Hackster and GroupGets for making this happen. You guys and girls are great. ❤
We are excited about the OrangeCrab FPGA dev board by Greg Davill as it packs the power of an ECP5 FPGA, which has an open source design flow, and 128MB DDR3 RAM into the Adafruit Feather form-factor:
We were happy to fabricate the boards for test fixture and it is great to see Greg showing it is action:
Along with the process he went through assembling it:
Learn how to design boards in KiCad this Saturday, April 28th, with Michael Welling:
We’ve asked Michael Welling of Qwerty Embedded Design to come to Reno to drop some knowledge on KiCad, an open source and multi-platform schematic capture and PCB layout tool. Michael uses KiCad for some of his famous designs such as LoFive, PocketBone, and BaconBits. Space is limited and you should have some basic electronics and CAD skills under your belt already to make the most of this unique opportunity.
This event will be recorded and live-streamed to the GroupGets YouTube channel
Early this year, the world of electronics saw something amazing. The RISC-V, the first Open Source microcontroller was implemented in silicon, and we got an Arduino-derived dev board in the form of the HiFive 1. The HiFive 1 is just a bit shy of mindblowing; it’s a very fast microcontroller that’s right up there with…
via A Smaller, Cheaper RISC V Board — Hackaday