[Ovmsdev] OVMS v2 Simple Hardware
mark at webb-johnson.net
Mon Jul 23 18:09:31 HKT 2012
Yep, that's why I grounded my thinking back to silver / boring black. Either are better than the white/cream of v1.
Still, the red looks nice ;-)
The base metal (gray/silver) actually doesn't look bad. But, the laser lettering is much easier to see against darker colors.
On 22 Jul, 2012, at 4:11 PM, Tom Saxton <tom at idleloop.com> wrote:
> If people think of the OVMS as an anti-theft device, then it needs to be as
> subtle as possible.
> on 7/22/12 3:45 AM, felix bonnier wrote:
>> LOOKS GREAT!! fantastic job everyone.
>> Mark I would think twice about having a vibrant color. Most people will
>> probably want to hide the box, it is the function that is important.......
>> felix b.
>> On Jul 22, 2012, at 5:56 PM, Mark Webb-Johnson wrote:
>>> Here are the latest pics. Very neat, and getting close.
>>> This was supposed to be the final prototype, but some problems found:
>>> 1. Diag port can't tx while pic on. This is caused by the new voltage divider
>>> arrangement, and we're trying to add a diode to get it working.
>>> 2. 12v ADC measuring circuit doesn't work. Design issue, now ok.
>>> 3. GSM/GPRS switch stuck ON. Board design fault, now ok.
>>> Other than that, it works perfectly. Can bus is fine, LEDs are the same
>>> brightness and easy to read. Transistor circuit for async comms pic->sitcom
>>> works great (thanks William). Cable arrangement is fantastic.
>>> So, I've got a final prototype board coming in the next week or so. I'll run
>>> that in my car for 1 week, and if no issues are found will then give
>>> production go ahead.
>>> Regards, Mark
>>> Color samples: I've chosen C-65, but seriously considered C-15 or C-75.
>>> DIAG port and LEDs.
>>> <photo 1.JPG>
>>> Car connector, gsm and gps antennas.
>>> <photo 2.JPG>
>>> Compare vs v1. Under 1/2 size, overall.
>>> <photo 3.JPG>
>>> Board slides out.
>>> <photo 4.JPG>
>>> Cable and size comparison.
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