The comments on previous blog of Seeeduino film was overwhelming, we were expecting some positive feedback but never this fierce! We had held internal disputes of this projects and doubted about its fate, now it’s high time we move forward.
Consolidating the needs, we have carefully considered and planned a revision as below:
- Remove Uart to USB Frame, Leave 5pin in breakout Frame for UARTSB programming
- Reinforce the IC and connector area
- Rearrange breakout Frame
- Battery connector
- Replace power switch with idle button
- Remove FPC connectors
- Full Silk screen
- Add protective coating
Then, design goal is updated to:
Seeeduino Film and extension Frame will fully base on FPC (flexible printed circuits) with area reinforcement. The design goal is extreme small, flexible and light weight while remaining a developing platform compatible with Arduino ™.
Cut-able, Scrollable and Chain-able
Full functional Atmega168/328 breakout
Built-in charger circuit
Super Low power consumption
Extreme Low weight
Extreme small dimension
Unified FPC bus
Seeeduino film and extension frames will be consisted of 3 functional block, each about 2cm*2cm.
Unified 20 pin bus backbones every frame allows free casacading
Films and frames, frame and frame, or cutted frames, could be connected via joint board which has 2 FPC connectors.
Thanks for the comments! We could only send out all 3-5 working prototypes we have for current draft version. Due to FTDI IC soldering difficulty, please don’t be surprise if you received trimmed one first. Also note that these are more like engineering samples, fragile, unstable, maybe not working, should have some bugs…
A new version is under development and will be ready in 2-3 weeks too, we will send out more prototype by then, thank you for the patience!