(but where is v1.0 ?...)
I've been working for several months by now on a new Jaluino board, Jaluino Bee. I've designed a first PCB (v1.0), tested it with more or less success and now have ordered (and received) a second batch of PCBs (v2.0). From all i could test it seems to work "out of the box", so now is the time to expose this...
Gource is a nice tool used to produce videos from source control softwares like SVN, Git, Mercurial and Bazaar. For the fun, I've run Gource over jallib repository.
Some early jallib committers may remember specific details, like validated/unvalidated maps, samples stored "by_device", etc... Lots of decisions taken, and later reconsidered, more committers (who sometimes behave like some Jedi Masters), more libs, more samples, more alive ! :)
Don't do this, don't read this, close this page, because what is following will break your Arduino board, it will disintegrate it, it won't work anymore, you'll just have to throw it away. Unusable. This is extreme Arduino, this is Forbidden Arduino. Do it at your own risk, if you completely and undoubtedly know what you're doing, because I'm not responsible in anyway for anything that would occur before, while and after, for decades and decades. And much more.
This is not for the faint of heart.
You've been warned.
In last post, Jaluino Cuckoo has been briefly exposed, at least this is what I have i mind... The idea is to "parasite" the Arduino and put an small board with a Microchip PIC microcontroller, instead off Atmel chip. Just like brood parasite cuckoo birds squat in other species nests.
Now it's time to actually see how Jaluino Cuckoo could map Arduino pins. That is, we need to define which PIC's pins are mapped with Arduino's pins. This is an important step, as Atmel and Microchip chips are quite different, with different features, so a 100% mapping is hard to have, if not impossible. In the end, this is about making good compromises.
Cuckoo birds are brood parasites, they use other birds' nests to grow their hatchlings. Mother Cuckoo carefully selects existing nests and puts an egg, only one egg per nest. When Baby Cuckoo hatches, most of the time before other eggs, it just pushes them out the nest. This is its very first instinct, probably not the most rewarding one... Adoptive parents are now only focused on Baby Cuckoo and feed it graciously, with profusion.
This gave me an idea for a new Jaluino family board...
Jaluino PCBs, directly coming from India thanks to Sunish, will soon arrive at destination (my home), from where they'll soon be dispatched. This is the first batch order for Jaluino boards, very exciting :)
This order contains 15 units, 10 being already reserved (to be confirmed). If interested, please contact us on Jaluino Group: http://groups.google.com/group/jaluino
Some photos, more to come...
Jaluino IDE (or Jaluinoide, that's its name), is an IDE for Jaluino. Main goals were:
There are already IDE available for Jalv2, notably PICShell (cross-platform, no plugins, maybe too much complex and not configurable enough) and Jaledit (not cross-platform, no plugins, very unfortunately as this is the most advanced Jal IDE available). So I had to give a try for yet another IDE that would fulfill Jaluino needs.