Stretch Goals Redux
We've heard the feedback and so here we are - presenting a new improved set of stretch goals! And new reward tiers, clarifications, and more!
We got rid of the stickers (we still might throw them in) and we've lowered the EEPROM goal. We've added the Micro SD slot due to popular demand.
$75,000 - On-board EEPROM
One thing many miss on the Arduino Due is onboard EEPROM - which the classic Arduino's had on-chip. We'd like to add an EEPROM chip directly to the DigiX board and if we hit 75k we can!
$100,000 - On-board MicroSD Card Slot
A microSD slot means you could play sound and music files by just sticking a micro sd card in and plugging in some speakers. It would also allow you to log data to the card, load webpages off the card if you are using the DigiX as a server, load images for a touchscreen device, save images from a camera, etc.
Together this makes the board pretty much completely maxed out! So stretch goals beyond this are likely going to be extras not on the board. We're still reworking the layout to ensure the microSD is in a good spot - but we're sure at this point that it can work. While we were at it we moved the WiFI module (and changed the footprint for a slightly better and shielded module) for better signal strength.
Mock-up of the new layout for the 75k and 100k stretch goals - with EEPROM (top right) and microSD slot (middle right).
Now we need your help!
We've listened to the feedback, trimmed are margins even slimmer, and pulled out our hair trying to fit everything on the board. Now we need your help to achieve these goals!
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More ways to help can be found here:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digistump/digix-the-ultimate-arduino-compatible-board-with-w/posts/502118
New Reward Tiers!
We've added a few new reward tiers to get the DigiX and a level shifter shield. If you already added $15 to your pledge for the shield you DO NOT need to change your reward. We'll send a survey at the end of the project to find out exactly what your pledge is for.
Add a Level Shifting Shield
We'll have the working prototypes to show off to you by Friday - but you don't' have to wait, you can add a level shiting shield now!
To add the shield just add $15 multiplied by the number of Level Shifting Shields you want - to your pledge. We'll send a survey at the end for you to tell us exactly what your pledge was for.
If you missed it the Level Shifting Shield allows you to use older Arduino shields that are not 3.3V compatible - also know as 1.0 pinout or R3 compatible shields. It provides level shifting on all standard Arduino pins, allows you to reroute the SPI and I2C pins, and properly level shifts for those protocols as well.
- The DigiX is 100% compatible with anything that works with the Arduino Due.
- The Arduino Due and DigiX are compatible with all Arduino shields that adhere to the 1.0 pinout or R3 standard. This includes all official Arduino shields and many, many third party ones.
- Any shield that uses the IOREF pin, has a 3.3v mode, or is 3.3v compatible will also work.
- The DigiX Level Shifting Shield (introduced here) which will be available to all backers as part of this Kickstarter will allow the use of older legacy Arduino shields, therefore making all Arduino shields electrically and pinout compatible.
- This add-on is only required to support legacy shields that are not 3.3v ready.
- The DigiX Level Shifting Shield can also be used with the Arduino Due, UDOO, Spark Core, Maple, etc to allow them to use legacy Arduino shields.
- As far as we know it is the only product to provide full compliant level shifting for all pinouts and features.
The Level Shifter Shield board.
We get tons of questions about this - so here is the answer: Due to Kickstarter rules we cannot offer multiples of the DigiX within a reward. A week ago we asked them for an exception (as many other Hardware projects do it anyway) - we have not received an answer.
You can still pledge extra for multiples and we will honor it (and be honored to have you buy more than one!). To do so just add $59 to your pledge for each additional DigiX you would like. You can also combine this with adding Level Shifting Shields.
If you backed at the $54 level you can add multiples for $54 each.
If you backed at the $149 level you can add multiple beta versions (at $149 each) or multiple regular versions (at $59 each) - we just ask that you remember the regular versions will ship separately in September and if you are international and get some regulars with a Beta pledge we ask that you add an additional $6 to cover the shipping of the regular ones.
We hope you'll consider two or more DigiX's to help us achieve our stretch goals!