Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 27, 2012.

Update #2

A Collaboration

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Collaboration with Multiplo

If you haven't heard already, Julián from the awesome Multiplo project and I have been discussing adding Galago support to MiniBloq, their popular visual development tool.  I take pride in how powerful and easy our development tool is, but MiniBloq allows radically simple drag-and-drop development of interactive projects for hobbyists and makers of all ages.  This partnership opens the door to Galago-powered robots that scale from a child's building-blocks approach to programming logic, to a teenager's sophisticated MiniBloq design with obstacle avoidance and ultimately to a college student's powerful creation featuring DSP and image recognition.  I think it's going to be great!

Reference chart

Many of you have asked and I've now added a handy color-coded pin reference chart for Galago which tells you which pins have which features available.  Part of Galago's clever design is that all pins are always accessed by their name in the code, and the name is printed on the board itself.  This means that you don't need to refer to the chart when developing, and it's just another enhancement to help you make things better.

We can do it!

I'd also like to thank you all for your support and generous contributions.  It's only because of your help that we're able to make Galago possible at all.  In fact, we can only produce them if we reach our funding goal!  To that end I humbly ask you to spread the word to your friends on Twitter, Facebook and Google+, to mention us to your co-workers and to your community.  We can do this, together!

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      Creator Will Ware on September 11, 2012

      The visual programming environment for App Inventor is also pretty cool, you might want to take a look (http://code.google.com/p/app-inventor-releases/, http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9179892/Image_gallery_Google_App_Inventor_for_Android_).

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      Creator Kuy Mainwaring on September 11, 2012

      @fmotta: Yes! We'll contribute part files to Fritzing before we ship.

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      Creator Kuy Mainwaring on September 11, 2012

      @Chris Fourie: Absolutely. You can supply the Vin pin with everything from two AA batteries to a 12V car battery and it will work, with no boost or conversion necessary. This includes plug-in-to-the-wall power adapters, Lithium-ion/polymer batteries or whatever you have handy. Only if you attach nothing will it take power from USB, and it switches between the power sources instantly and glitch-free.

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      Creator Chris Fourie on September 11, 2012

      From looking at the diagram and Voltages shown for the input, I am assuming I can connect a LiPo battery directly without needing to boost it?

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      Creator fmotta on September 11, 2012

      Nice, How about fritzing support too?

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