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2 GB/S WiFi 802.11AC, BLE, Zigbee, Zwave, Insteon, RFID/NFC, Home Media Server, Your Own Cloud and Domain. We call it a Rablet.
2 GB/S WiFi 802.11AC, BLE, Zigbee, Zwave, Insteon, RFID/NFC, Home Media Server, Your Own Cloud and Domain. We call it a Rablet.
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PCB Design Update


Just a quick update for everyone, here are some renderings of our PCB that we will be having produced. Also, we posted a video with all of us in as requested. We will do another update tomorrow, and we have some big news regarding SoapOs.

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    1. Asterix on March 8, 2014

      @BJ, you are awesome. I wish the creators are as diligent and thorough as you are.

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      Automate on March 8, 2014

      The lighter green board in the corner appears to be a radio board. Is this for WiFi or something else.

      Soap will have lots of radios.

      Which radios will be located on this main board and which ones will be on a separate board?

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      Mark Lagerweij on March 8, 2014

      Uhm... This is supposed to be the big update? Kinda sucks.

    4. Daniel on March 8, 2014

      @Soap, I second @BJ's post.

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      BackeR on March 8, 2014

      Please finish the annotations below, comment on the missing radios (Insteon, ZWave), and give a detailed BoM cost breakdown.

    6. Chris Sheley on March 8, 2014

      Just a fun comment. Dave LOVE THE PILLOW!

    7. Kean
      on March 8, 2014

      Ooops, looks like I left out a word - should have read "originally had screenshots showing".

      Of course, I'd be quite happy with @Soap answering that they are basing their design off Novena as a starting point. Of course, they should then be aware that they are then bound by the license for Novena - CC-BY-SA

      BTW, anyone interested should still be able to see the Novena PCB images (2D & 3D) that were removed from the project page (below the block diagram) by viewing the Google Cache - do a search for "soap router kickstarter" and then look for the drop down arrow next to the link to the KS page and click that to access the cached version (current cached version is dated 3rd March).

    8. Kean
      on March 8, 2014

      @Soap - So, can you please explain why you originally had of showing the PCB design for Bunnie's Novena laptop open in Altium?
      Rather than your own design if it was so close?

      It seems to me (and clearly many others who understand the work involved in designing PCBs i.e. people on eevblog & Hackaday) that you used those to misrepresent how far you had progressed.

    9. denise on March 8, 2014

      Why too so long and so many questions? Should be up before the campaign even started.
      Still all the best.
      ... hopefully keep my soap opera quota satisfied too...

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      on March 7, 2014

      Good job :) hope everyone happy with it