First, a quick progress update:
There are two remaining systems to bring up: the head, and the cameras.
The head is going to require an extensive amount of reverse engineering, or (probably much easier) writing new firmware from scratch.
The cameras should be easy, but I have an oopsie in the board design that is not easy to work around, so I’m waiting on board rev 2 to tackle that.
So… I’ve reached the point where I’m now doing the design work for hardware version 2. This will correct oopsies in the first design, and make some improvements.
I plan to have the design work done and in the hands of the board house by the end of this month, with final board testing completed by the end of June.
At which time, in an effort to get some more people involved in this project, I will be giving away 6 completed control boards to people who are interested in contributing.
It won’t be completely free, as I will not be providing the NIt6D_SOM_v2. You’ll need to get one of those yourself (about US$130).
If you’re interested, let me know, and I’ll throw your name in the hat.