We have had this RasWIK kit from Ciseco fro a while now and now Christmas has come finally I have time
to have a go opening the kit up and going through the online instructions for the first 17 or so pre-worked
experiments and the further guided projects demonstrating Ciseco's Radio module based on the Chipcon/TI
First up the "unboxing"
Further information on the Kit can be found hereCisecohttp://shop.ciseco.co.uk/RasWIK product informationhttp://shop.ciseco.co.uk/raswik/RasWIK project instructions here:http://www.openmicros.org/index.php/articles/81-xrf-projects/296-raspberry-pi-wireless-inventors-kit
If you are in the area of Edinburgh Hackerspace you may fancy dragging one of your technophobe
relatives to one of the Arduino Workshops been held in January.
Soldering Workshop: Saturday 11th January 2:30 – 5pm
Arduino Workshop: Saturday 1st February 10:30 - 5pm
£35/£40 (+ £20 for Arduino)
So any one who failed dismally on the Xmas present front can have another go.
Currently involved with the rather fun PiNoir & Santa Catcher Challenge one
of the main Components for the Challenge Kit is the PIFace Control & Display
We wanted to know what's inside and what's connected to what but unfortunately
the 16x2 LCD is soldered to the main PCB. Fortunately I have a good de-solder tool to hand
and a few minutes latter we had this.
First thing you see is the 16 bit SPI port expander from Microchip MCP23S17
From a set of very close photos I'm taking an educated guess the IR Receiver (SV2) is a Vishay TSOP 34438.
Take a look at the data sheet and the drawing below to get an idea of how it's connected..
I've done a check over with the multimeter and checked the continuity and values where appropriate and I feel they are
more or less right .. please contact us with any comments or corrections ..cheers
Here's the Johnny CAD drawing and yes I know I can't draw !!