Open Energy Micro Camp 2014

Avoccado° was featured at the Open Energy Micro Camp. The cozy event was a prototype for POC21 – a five week camp that will take place in Paris during August and September this year. The event aims to patch up society with Open Source technology, rather than engaging in political debates on whose fault it is that the climate is degrading. The Open Energy Micro Camp was hosted by Open State in the offices of 10hoch16 and WigWam in Berlin.

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Solder Stencils

Avoccado° Solder Stencil

I’m back in the workshop today creating a solder stencil for the Avoccado° Nora PCB boards.

To create the stencil I took the Gerber files from the Avoccado° Nora panel and extracted the solder paste layer. From this vector file I generated the G-Code to be read and milled by the CNC machine.

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Bed of Nails

Avoccado° Test Jig

Today in the workshop I’m working on a ‘bed of nails’ test jig. The test jig is a fixture which holds multiple Avoccado° PCBs at once, clamping them down onto a bed of pogo pins.

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Prototype with an ADXL345 Accelerometer

This Avoccado° prototype does not contain a gyroscope sensor and can only sense accelerations and gravitational force. The ADXL345 from Analog Digital is cheaper and uses less energy when active vs. the MPU6050 from InvenSense (which contains an additional MEMS gyroscope sensor).

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