BOM and Gerber Files?
#1
I just discovered this community a few days back and am signed up on the waiting list for a blue kit.  Seeing that I am 3255 on the wait list and it appears that there are 2 other stations  within a few hours drive (FL/USA) so it'll be a while.

Don't get me wrong, I AM NOT complaining about the wait, but I am finishing my parts collection for a weather station and would like to integrate this project from the beginning if possible.  The technicals of productions are not a problem so I am wondering if the full BOM and gerber files are available so I can just make my own?
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#2
For one, I don't think you will be discriminated against because of the close stations. Rather, if they see a location requesting a station where the REALLY need coverage, you'll get bumped ahead.

Others have asked for the files so they can manufacture boards. Nope. Not gonna happen.

Individually, having a station will do nothing for the weather station you are building. You can include the Blitz / LMO links on your page. If you have data access after beginning to send data, you can do the MyBlitzortung thing.
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(2017-09-03, 01:43)BobW Wrote: For one, I don't think you will be discriminated against because of the close stations. Rather, if they see a location requesting a station where the REALLY need coverage, you'll get bumped ahead.

Others have asked for the files so they can manufacture boards. Nope. Not gonna happen.

Individually, having a station will do nothing for the weather station you are building. You can include the Blitz / LMO links on your page. If you have data access after beginning to send data, you can do the MyBlitzortung thing.

Thanks for the info.  No worries with discrimination, and it only makes sense to provide more attention to those that will provide more useful data.

For the wx station comment, I was just hoping to easily design the housing, commz and (solar/battery) power system with the Blue ready to go.  That way I wouldn't have to take the station down and modify it later.

I understand keeping a close-hold on the design.  If people start messing with the design, intentionally or not it will mess with the data.  I have no problem waiting in line with everybody else...just thought maybe I could ease the burden.  Doesn't hurt to ask though right?

This is a great project and it falls right in with my current projects and what I am trying to teach my kid.  Let me know if there is anything I can help with in the meantime.
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#4
So you only need dimensions of the board, positions of the connectors and mounting holes, etc? The board is a shade under 139 x 131 mm. The connectors are along the shorter side with the LEDs opposite. There are three mounting holes, two are in the corners of the LED side 0.3" in from the board edges. Other positions are not so easy to get.
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Dave.

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