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10/20/07 at 15:29:37

Titus   Offline
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There is a software suggestion topic, but no hardware suggestions topic.
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Perhaps this is a website suggestion

When you have plugged your Wiring board into a computer using usb, and accedently connect the vcc to the gnd. The power led goes off. That's because you're short-circuiting the board.

Isn't that dangerous. You could fry your board.
What about a hardware change:
Adding Solderless Pin Connectors or something like that.
That would be usefull
 

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Reply #1 - 10/22/07 at 12:08:40

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I don't understand your suggestion. What does it do?
 
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Reply #2 - 10/25/07 at 16:03:14

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well, now it is really easy to short-circuit your board.
Addind solderless pin connectors, on the VCC and GND, will make short-circuiting less easy

Like the 1.0 wiring I/O board had:
http://www.maximumrobotics.com/store/p/Controls/i/is.aspx?path=/images/robot_controllers/Wiring1.0-1.jpg&lr=t&bw=250&bh=350
 

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Reply #3 - 10/25/07 at 21:40:05

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Oh, I get it now!!! The picture helped.

You want female connectors instead of male connectors for
power and ground.

Most devices that consume power have a male connector
like the Wiring board, and like a house-lamp plug.

That's probably where the pins came from in the first place.
 
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Reply #4 - 10/26/07 at 10:28:30

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If most devices use male connectors,  then wiring should use female connectors? or am I wrong?

And what about female connectors on all the other pins aswell?
Actually, (i know there is an other topic) what kind of male to female connecters should i use?

Titus
 

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Reply #5 - 10/26/07 at 13:41:19

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Some boards like this use male pins.
http://robominds.com/
http://www.arduino.cc/
http://www.olimex.com/dev/avr-can.html

Some use female sockets:
http://www.cs.uml.edu/blackfin/


Barragan had to choose one and he chose male.

 
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