Below are some of the project that we are working on and based on the Tinusaur. That includes more complicated things like working with displays, various sensors, communicating over serial, radio frequency or even WiFi, etc.
Check each individual project below …
6 thoughts on “Projects”
We will have the source code (free and open) at this location: https://bitbucket.org/tinusaur/blocktinu.
the above link should be removed until blocktinu WORKS…
just producing an error looks lame…
I was wondering when the cartinu might start shipping? My son and I have been anxiously waiting for it.
I’ve just received Cartinu. I’m a bit underwhelmed to say the least. Exactly no documentation and no images about how to build (you haven’t even managed to properly document how to assemble the Tinusaur up to now and I’m talking basic information that a large part of you audience might be tripping over like: what is the component side vs. the solder side? The motor board is even worse!), there’s also no documentation or code demonstrating how to actually code the thing. And worst of all, the boards are of such a bad quality that the connectors can’t be fitted to the boards because the holes are too small and even way outside of “oh – this is a tight fit” categrory!
Hi Daniel, I’m really sorry to hear about your disappointment. We’re working on assembling guide even as I’m writing this.
There is a short guide for the older version of the board here: https://tinusaur.org/guides/tinusaur-board-assembling/ … and I agree – it needs improvement.
About the board for the Cartinu – the MOROx4 Shield, not the main board – that was such a disappointment for us too, but, unfortunately, we couldn’t do much about it at this point of time.
The long story, short:
We used a service called circuits.io for designing the PCB and OSHPark for manufacturing the PCB (OSHPark quality is much better than most far-east). Suddenly, without any advance notice, Autodesk – the new owner of circuits.io, shut the service down. We discovered that the holes are too small (could be also the OSHPark manufacturing) after we received the boards – the previous 5 or 6 prototypes were just fine. So, we did not have the circuits.io to change the design and no time to migrate to a new service for an app for the PCB design.
I know that this is not an excuse, but that’s the reality we have to deal with at the moment.
This is what I do when I solder the Cartinu PCB – I use Lineman’s pliers to push the male headers down the PCB. This is, of course, temporary solution.
This is the first 1/3 of the assembling guide for the main board:
Tinusaur Board 3 STD – Assembling (slides).pdf
( will be updated when it’s ready )