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The DE0 Nano 2 x 13 Way Mixed Signal Dilettante Expansion Board (2) - First Picture Pseudo-Populated

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Populated Dilettante Baord

Here is the first picture of the 2 x 13 way Mixed-Signal Dilettante Board, with some parts pseudo-fitted, resting proudly next to its mothership, Altera's DEO Nano FPGA Development Board. I've used the word pseudo because the board, the Arduino RS232 shield and other items are being held together with blue tack (Crafty - Ed).

Using blue tack, well white tack actually, has allowed a quickly test fit of some of the major parts and I'm pleased to say they all fit. It looks like we may go straight into production after testing. The changes we feel need to be made, before production, are mainly cosmetic and concern how we group label the different the pins to avoid confusion.

Also, on this model, to fit the mini breadboard, the digital traces between the 2 x 13 way header and the Dilettante finger need to be cut. On the production models it is likely that the traces between the header and fingers will be separated, by unpopulated 1206 resistor footprints, on the bottom side of the board.

Finally, we are not sure yet whether to make the silk screen layer blue, like the DE0 Nano, or green. What do you think? If on seeing this picture, like us, you get a warm and fuzzy feeling you can comment on this, or any of the other items on our site.

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