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Amazon Dash Button: Sourcing the connector

I should share my findings more often...

I recently ordered one of the Amazon Dash Buttons and popped it open.

These were some great references:
http://www.bitsofcents.com/post/118749233621/disassembling-the-dash
http://www.amateurradio.com/inside-the-802-11bgn-amazon-dash-button/

Albeit some were more eager to open it (possibly lacking the torx bit).

I wanted a clean solution to flash the little STM32 part and talk to the wiced module and so I found these connectors:
http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/AXE610124/255-3198-1-ND/2793931

They fit just swell. I have a debug board in the works and am working to verify the pinout is what I expect. More to come from these little 99 cent dev boards. Thank you Amazon.

My First BGA

Today, I had a chance to lay down my first BGA package. It was an absolutely wonderful experience, granted this guy was a breeze, at 1.27mm pitch.

Short and sweet.

KiCAD: BeMicro Max 10 Breakout

Let's start this new year off. I have removed all of my old posts. They do still exist but I like fresh starts. Perhaps I will move them elsewhere. This post will be short and sweet:

Visit: https://github.com/nqbit/kicad-boards



I have made a template for the BeMicro Max 10 board. It will soon be more than just a template.