Request to vote for ULPNode board format


  • Staff

    I'm currently facing a dilemma with ULPNode design board, do I leave the final board as a smallest standalone board or do I increase size to fit into a classic sensor (and useful) enclosure.
    By the way, even with board with enclosure size, you could leave as is also (ie no enclosure), so I need your help, I'm opening a vote to determine how future ULPNode board will be.
    How to vote, well this topic is followed by 2 others :

    • one for current format (small board)
    • the other for enclosure format (enclosure fitting board)

    You just need to click on on the up arrow on the topic corresponding of your preference.

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    I did not fixed a deadline, but I think we could see tendency quickly.

    Thank you very much for your participation.


  • Staff

    Vote for current board

    The size is as follow

    ULPNode_size_1.png


  • Staff

    Vote for this board, with enclosure format

    The size is as follow

    ULPNode_size_2.png

    enclosure_pp42.jpg

    Enclosure reference and datasheet
    http://evatron.com/enclosures/sensor-cases/pp42m/



  • The lack of mounting holes has been one of my pet peeves for the Moteino, Pro Mini, etc. It does seem like a rather large (but good looking) enclosure for the board size. What is it about THAT enclosure? It may be worth another look, maybe rearranging some parts, but overall, I'm definitely pro-enclosure! Realistically, though, you're ULPNode is quite a bit larger than some of the tiny clones, but it comes with a lot of bells and whistles. Maybe the tiniest enclosure isn't as important. Thanks for the update!


  • Staff

    @mattmunee
    My main concern about the enclosure is it's price, and also what it look like, if you want to put it in a room it need to be some WAF ;-)
    Of course size matter but if you want to be able to have screw and put AA battery, the choice is reduced.

    But I'm open to any other better enclosure as soon it can be easily sourced, not so expensive and with some opening area.

    My best would be same enclosure, one for inside one for outside, but I'm dreaming ;-)



  • I am of the opinion that the slightly larger enclosure is best because it gives the end-user the opportunity to modify and expand the array of sensors while maintaining a clean and compact form factor.


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