Edge Collective

Mothbot Prototyping

First Build of the Mothbot

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First Build Notes / Revision Ideas

KiCAD notes

Custom footprint as logo in KiCAD

Use the 'Bitmap to component converter' in the main KiCad window (the bitmappy-looking 'a' in the below screenshot) to convert a bitmap to a footprint. Then you can import this footprint directly to the PCB layout (no need to have an associated symbol), as a logo.

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Screenshot highlighting the 'bitmap to component converter'

Design Rules / Templates for OSHPark

This guide has some nice info.

Reference for QWIIC connector

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Sparkfun 'QWIIC' I2C Connector
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Sparkfun 'QWIIC' I2C Connector

Sparkfun QWIIC reference

JST SH 4 Pin Connector

Adafruit reference for JST SH 4 Pin QWIIC Pin Ordering

Adding a reset button

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Footprint for KMR2 pushbutton

Adding a DC-DC converter footprint

TSR12450 Converter -- 5V output

TSR12433 Converter -- 3.3V output

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Pinout for DC-DC
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Footprint for DC-DC

Sensor notes

HC-SR04

Adafruit page

SHT10

Adafruit page

AM2315

Adafruit page

Version 1.0 Notes

Made explicit i2c header that will allow for display. But this means that certain i2c sensors are no longer useful via screw terminal. But, added a 'qwiic' connector for i2c ... so maybe what we do is to make a qwiic adapter for AM2315 (i2c version).