GadgetUK
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OpenPi

Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:31 pm

I know I've mentioned this elsewhere, but thought a topic dedicated to OpenPi might be appropriate.

So, what is OpenPi ?

"A wireless computer for inventors, makers and coders; to demo, prototype and sell physical products that run software. The EagleCAD files are Open Source (CC BY) which means those who want to modify the design can do easier much easier than ever before and use in whatever way they desire, either commercially or not."

Based around a Compute Module, using a simple 2 layer PCB design,

Now on Kickstarter, here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wi ... makers-and

Some more specific details here: http://wirelessthings.net/openpi/

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Re: OpenPi

Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:34 pm

KiCAD would be more open than Eagle.

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Re: OpenPi

Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:03 pm

True I wish people would use KiCAD more.

GadgetUK
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Re: OpenPi

Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:12 pm

Don't really see why the choice of tool used is important here, it's been used to do a job, the output of which is available for the community to make further use of if they choose to.

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Re: OpenPi

Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:23 pm

GadgetUK wrote:Don't really see why the choice of tool used is important here, it's been used to do a job, the output of which is available for the community to make further use of if they choose to.
Because the free version of Eagle has restrictions. If you give someone an Eagle file then they must buy a copy of Eagle to work on it, or work within the restrictions of the free version. KiCAD has no restrictions, so you are not placing any burden on the person you give your KiCAD files to.

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Re: OpenPi

Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:34 pm

More details, including schematics that you can view, can be found in the data sheet here:

http://wirelessthings.net/pages/wp-cont ... OpenPi.pdf

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Re: OpenPi

Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:57 pm

So, you've converted a Compute Module into a Raspberry Pi with an RF data transceiver?

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Re: OpenPi

Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:43 pm

It would be great if you converted to Kicad. I might have used that except we are familiar with Eagle because we come from a more Arduino side of things.

Miles

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Re: OpenPi

Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:24 am

Open Pi is six months overdue, and still no sign of deliveries...
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Re: OpenPi

Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:31 am

mikerr wrote:Open Pi is six months overdue, and still no sign of deliveries...
I'm shocked. Shocked I say.

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Re: OpenPi

Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:44 am

Woohoo ! OpenPi in my hands now:

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Re: OpenPi

Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:49 am

Is it more than a Raspberry Pi with an RF data transceiver?

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Re: OpenPi

Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:12 am

ame wrote:Is it more than a Raspberry Pi with an RF data transceiver?
https://www.wirelessthings.net/openpi
Adieu

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Re: OpenPi

Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:15 am

fruitoftheloom wrote:
ame wrote:Is it more than a Raspberry Pi with an RF data transceiver?
https://www.wirelessthings.net/openpi
Though at £100.00 can not see the VFM :D
Adieu

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Re: OpenPi

Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:19 am

It's a compute module board with RF (SRF) , bluetooth LE, WIFI, and IR
(2 internal USB - one used by WIFI dongle) also an RTC.

They also sell RF modules to link to it e.g. they included a wireless temperature monitor free
https://www.wirelessthings.net/wireless ... ure-sensor
(note no power or wires - internal battery should last "10 years" while sending 1 hour updates)

Oh, and I paid £69 for full kit with openpi, case,kb & sensor so not too bad for me :)
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OpenPi Support

Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:19 am

Wirelessthings who made the OpenPi seem to have been liquidated, and their server wirelessthings.net is down. This server hosted the open micros forum. Does anyone have any more info on support for OpenPi?
Tony

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Re: OpenPi

Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:21 am

How To ask Questions :- http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
WARNING - some parts of this post may be erroneous YMMV

1QC43qbL5FySu2Pi51vGqKqxy3UiJgukSX
Covfefe

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Re: OpenPi

Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:29 am

Hi Rattus
I've seen that announcement - doesn't help us, though. It seems that big business has screwed a successful company, and left us users in the lurch. This especially applies here, as the forum no longer works, so there's not much left except Raspberrypi.org. The openmicros.org domain hosted by wirelessthings.net is showing error 503 from Magento - service temporarily unavailable and has been like that for the last week.
Tony

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Re: OpenPi

Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:38 am

yes all the wireless things are 503 [and ciseco]
I have no idea what was on the forums but it should of been obvious that that would vanish , users should of made use of other methods when they could communicate with each other to google groups or other...

I don't know if any of them had twitter so you can find out where they hang out now?
How To ask Questions :- http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
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1QC43qbL5FySu2Pi51vGqKqxy3UiJgukSX
Covfefe

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Re: OpenPi

Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:56 am

Web archive has some copied:

wirelessthings.net: http://web.archive.org/web/201604011847 ... hings.net/
openmicros.org: http://web.archive.org/web/201603141008 ... icros.org/

doesn't have the forum though.
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Re: OpenPi

Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:01 am

I've created a Google Group

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/openpi

Lets see if we can pull useful info together.

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Re: OpenPi

Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:10 am

Thanks Gadget
I've applied to join. I have just downloaded the github zip file - can link to that. Archive does appear to have the forum, but nothing in 2016, so more recent correspondence about the OpenPi is missing.
Tony

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Re: OpenPi

Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:12 am

I've posted links to a few of the other files from github associated with WirelessThings on the new Google Group for OpenPi. I now realise that the web-archived WirelessThings doesnt include the forums because of the robot.txt file preventing it - its only the top level stuff shown. Unfortunately, I dont have email addresses of people who I communicated with on the OpenPi forum, so it seems to be impossible to communicate with them directly. If anyone here has any useful ideas about how to get more people to sign up on the OpenPi group, please post here.

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Re: OpenPi

Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:38 am

I'm glad I found this post. I've got quite a few of their devices and when I found out they were closing I started to copy/paste stuff from their documentation site on openmicros. It's a good thing I did since they completely shut their site down. I didn't get everything, I tried to get everything I could but focused on what I needed most or had purchased, but I got a good chunk of it. After it closed I did find a different archive site that ignored the robot.txt and saved most of it, the catch is that it only has one version of it and it's from 2015.

http://archive-org.com/page/6231060/201 ... umentation

It requires a password that takes a donation to get into but it had some stuff that I had missed to get before the site went down. I made sure to get the files from the ciseco and wirelessthings GitHub sites. When I get accepted into the openpi group I'll put up what I have saved from the site (except GitHub files), it's all in Microsoft word documents since that was the easiest and quickest at the time.

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Re: OpenPi

Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:18 pm

Ahhhh no. I have built a large system around their tech.....

If there us any hope of someone picking up this set of products please let us know....

If not, are there any suitable alternatives? I need easy wireless temp readings into a pi.

Thanks

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