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Re: What is the EtherDongle
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2011, »
I cant wait till we can get our hands on them.

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Re: What is the EtherDongle
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2011, »
The EtherDongle + extras sounds awesome. 

Will the Etherdongle support art-net or some other protocol?  I am looking for a way to control DMX lights using a C# library + ethernet (art-net).  Any ideas?

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Re: What is the EtherDongle
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2011, »
Assembling 1st protoboard for testing.

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Re: What is the EtherDongle
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2011, »
Hi RJ

Looks Great

Can't wait to hear its ready for a coop :)

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Re: What is the EtherDongle
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2011, »
Will this be a mix of SMT and through hole like the Aether?  Looks like some fine soldering with the two IC chips.  It does look like fun.

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Re: What is the EtherDongle
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2011, »
Well Rick, perhaps you should add that pic to the WIKI.  It could always be updated when the final version is released.
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Re: What is the EtherDongle
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2011, »
Look's GREAT!!!  Way to go RJ!!!!  Look forward to the CoOp / PCB purchase.

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Re: What is the EtherDongle
« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2011, »
Uh oh, the dreaded surface mount technology rears it's head.  I guess it's a necessary evil these days for anything repetitively complex. Looking forward to hearing more details.

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Re: What is the EtherDongle
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2011, »
Firing up the griddle now..    >.d9

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Re: What is the EtherDongle
« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2011, »
For some reason I was under the impression that this was going to connect to the computer via an Ethernet port but looking at RJ's picture I only saw one rj45 jack and what looks like a USB jack.

On second look maybe there are two different types of RJ45 jacks?

Help me understand what I am seeing?


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Re: What is the EtherDongle
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For some reason I was under the impression that this was going to connect to the computer via an Ethernet port but looking at RJ's picture I only saw one rj45 jack and what looks like a USB jack.

On second look maybe there are two different types of RJ45 jacks?

Help me understand what I am seeing?


P.S. Ohhhh no not SMD!!!!

Looks like an active (My term - with indicator lights) & passive jacks - I agree not excited about SMD but hopefully those can come DONE - looks WAY small for my skill.

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Re: What is the EtherDongle
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2011, »
The one in the upper left is a magjack (RJ45 for ethernet with integrated magnetics).  As for SMT, more and more parts are only available in that form.  As many who have built Aethers have found out, it's not too bad.   The TQFP100 or 144 at the right is a little challenging getting lined up, but doable, even with an iron.

I'm a bit confused by the clump of caps in the lower right...
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Re: What is the EtherDongle
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2011, »
The intent is for the pcb to arrive with the SMD on the pcb for you.

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Re: What is the EtherDongle
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2011, »
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The intent is for the pcb to arrive with the SMD on the pcb for you.

RJ

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Re: What is the EtherDongle
« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2011, »
LOL

I been wanting to tell everyone to relax but couldn't

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