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Solar Pi Platter - A versatile board for powering your Pi from the sun or battery and much more.  Come see what we've cooked up!
Solar Pi Platter - A versatile board for powering your Pi from the sun or battery and much more. Come see what we've cooked up!
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Rev 2 is Alive!

Posted by Mike Seiler, Rocket Blue Automation (Creator)
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I built up a Revision 2 board, and after a bit of rework because I'm a terrible manufacturing technician, have it running.  Still a lot of testing to do but the power and USB systems are working.  So far the only mistake I found is that I got the silkscreen reversed for two transistors.  I'll continue testing for another week or so as well as build up two more units.  If it all looks good then I can send out the design package for assembly quotes and order parts.

Assembly prep
Assembly prep

Here getting ready to apply the solder paste and then hand insert each component (took me about 2.5 hours).  That's an OSH Stencil and those specks on the metal tray are the parts.

Solar Pi Platter Rev 2
Solar Pi Platter Rev 2

Here's the new version itself.

Battery Powered Pi 1.3 - now with power LED!
Battery Powered Pi 1.3 - now with power LED!

 

Booted from HDD
Booted from HDD

And a couple of "action" shots.

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