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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#5
Hello,

I too would be very interested in gerber files and a BOM.  Somebody here in the US ought to help out and have a run of boards made that meet all specifications.  It would help with the project and I can't imagine reducing the workload on the blitzortung crew would not be appreciated.  I am a newbie and am very excited to take part in the project.  It's a bummer that there is no projected date for when I might be able to get a set.  I am fully capable of having my own board made and populating it or teaming up with others in a group buy to get it accomplished.

I am not complaining either, I just am excited to take part and want to get rolling!

Thanks,

Steve
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#6
(2018-06-29, 05:51)Apogee Wrote: Hello,

I too would be very interested in gerber files and a BOM.  Somebody here in the US ought to help out and have a run of boards made that meet all specifications.  It would help with the project and I can't imagine reducing the workload on the blitzortung crew would not be appreciated.  I am a newbie and am very excited to take part in the project.  It's a bummer that there is no projected date for when I might be able to get a set.  I am fully capable of having my own board made and populating it or teaming up with others in a group buy to get it accomplished.

I am not complaining either, I just am excited to take part and want to get rolling!

Thanks,

Steve

Making the boards is one thing, programming them is another.

Part of the hold up is the programming and testing that is done before they are shipped.

I am not sure what all is required in that step, may not be as simple as making board and put firmware on.
Kevin McCormick KB0UOI
Macomb, IL USA
Stations: 1539
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#7
Please also have in mind, that an increase of stations in a certain region doesn't mean, that detection will be better. It can even get worse when there are too much stations sending too much signals or even garbage. That's why delivery of hardware is currently priorized on regions with low station coverage.
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