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Sunday, March 30, 2008

The boards are back!

The boards finally arrived this week. What a long wait....



I have started to assemble things. I have soldered the dock connector and USB connector on the board to test the USB connection. I hooked them up to my computer and strangely enough, things weren't working: no charging sign on my iPhone. Did I make a mistake in my board? I debugged the rest of the night, but was unable to find a mistake in my board. Maybe my pin-outs in the schematic were wrong? Neither. Guess what it turned out to be? I had the USB cable plugged into my monitor and I had switched the monitor off the night before. I forgot about that: the monitor always looses its USB connection to the PC when I do that, even after it is turned back on. So I switched my cable to the USB connector on the front of my computer and yes! Things are working now. The iPhone made its famous dock sound and is charging, the USB dialog box pops up on my screen and I can sync the iPhone through iTunes.

As you can imagine, things are a little hectic and busy now, but stay tuned! More to come soon.....

6 comments:

Chris Oldroyd said...

Yes its the simple things that cause the most trouble. I have just found this blog, very interested, great work!!!!

Alex Blanchard said...

...see - even geniuses have their moments.

Is there anywhere I can put my name down yet to get one of these technological wonders - would hate to be left waiting.


-Alex Blanchard.

don said...

I'm interested too! I'm developing a "native" version of my iGeocacher and a GPSr module either wireless or serial will be super!

don said...

P.S. If you want to take a look at the webapp iGeocacher it's at
http://www.ayefon.com/geo

Anonymous said...

A bit behind the times. Nice steal of a design from Partfoundry

GPS said...

The idea of a GPS plugin-in for the iPhone is indeed not new (Partfoundry used to have one which they discontinued).

But I have designed this module completely from scratch myself.

PmgR