Hi gals and pals,
I just wanted to share with you what I am playing with in my lab at nights.
I purchased a Texas Instrument CC3000 lab board some time ago and been having a blast with it. Everything seem to work good so far although the libraries still need a good whooping.
I just launched a fb page which I intend to keep up to date as work progresses from here, but here’s a short break down on what I’ve done so far.
I built my first prototype some months ago (Pictures are available on fb) and started to bring the unit alive. There were already Arduino libraries available but they fell pretty short when I started to use them. So I decided to port the middleware provided by Texas Instrument my self and so far it all seem to be working… eehh to some extent XD
I then decided to build a real PCB for the CC3000 in the form of a Shield. I received two factory built prototypes (Cost me a fortune), picked them up at the post office on my way to some friends. When we were going home later that evening we found the car with its windows broken and emptied of all items… including my brand new boards =( .
That sort of put me off for a few weeks but I got back in the saddle and decided to build a new set of boards. This time I made them as I really wanted them, a real time clock, a battery, 128KByte of battery backed up serial SRAM and a SD card connector. So new prototypes have been ordered and I am just now receiving word from the factory that they are assembling the boards so soooon… =)
At the moment I’m still working on getting all functionality in the library working as well as putting together some simple demonstration applications such as a web server, twitter client and a few other useful applications that can serve to show others on how to build applications around the board.
The intention is to see if it’s possible to launch this as an Indiegogo campaign, but we’ll see about that.
Anyway I’m always interested in feedback and suggestions so feel free to post your heart out.