August 08, 2017
Here are some photos of the first Scale Station prototype. The image below shows the unit disassembled.
Those grey jumper wires on the unit top left were added to correct a small miscalculation in the initial circuit design which has since been fixed. Below the boards are assembled and connected. The ribbon cable connection allows for the possibility that the upper deck (control unit) could be connected to a differently designed input/output unit, or one that is located some distance away.
The boards are designed to be stacked on top of each other, to save space.
The specification has undergone several revisions since I posted the public version in this blog post a few months ago. For those interested in technical details, I have uploaded the latest version of the Scale Station Public Specification, Version 9.
Firmware for this unit is almost finished, so we'll soon be able to begin hands-on testing. Stay tuned!
P.S. Sorry I still can't quote a release date or a price, but if you are interested in buying one of these, please let me know, since production cost can be minimised for orders of larger quantity. Depending on how many people contact me ahead of time, I may also be able to offer a discount to first buyers.
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