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jeffc313
December 27th, 2007, 01:36 AM
Today I soldered up the Daisy kit that I got for Christmas.
I have to say it is pretty awesome.
The surface mount decoder chip was a bit of trouble for me but everything else was easy (but I used a thick tip on my iron, so for anyone else it would probably be easier. no place near me carried Hakko tips)
The kit was a bit odd, it came with an extra capacitor which was 2200uF, when the largest one that was supposed to be in the build was 100uF so... QC much?

But I had fun, and its open source, so its a lot better than any old iPod

pics:
http://img186.imageshack.us/my.php?image=00001kw8.jpg
http://img186.imageshack.us/my.php?image=00002fk2.jpg
http://img186.imageshack.us/my.php?image=00004fz3.jpg

xelapond
January 4th, 2008, 04:24 AM
Cool! How is the Linux support on that. Also, is that a PIC chip powering it?

jeffc313
January 28th, 2008, 11:46 PM
plug 'n play with linux (its just a FAT32 sd card)
and yes it is a PIC microcontroller :P
I'm just puttin gthe finishing touches on it today (rechargeable battery)

rabid9797
January 29th, 2008, 02:34 AM
does it have a display? how do you change songs/volume?

jeffc313
January 29th, 2008, 09:46 PM
sadly no display (the firmware is open source, so anything is possible though)
tracks/volume are changed by momentarily grounding certain pins