Yesterday I received two Emails which really encouraged me that doing a Design the OpenHardware-Way is a great thing to do.
The first one was a Mail from the Wyolum-Team – they just awarded Grants to the OpenHardware-Community. I was kind of sceptical if the OggStreamer could score in this setting, because there were really, really good projects on their List. I want to say that the Wyolum-Team are really sympathetic folks – they just decided to give out more grants than the originally intended 😉 – Thank you very much. They are now supporting this Project with 250 USD. This means for this Project that we are able to give away another Device to an interested Developer.
The other Mail was from A1bert – who commented on the last Blog entry – that one should be aware to not over-design things. He pointed out that the VS1063 has a decent Power Supply Noise Rejection for its Analogaudio-Voltage. So an aditional LDO as a Filter might be to much of an effort.
I was very happy about his suggestion, because this is a valuable feedback for me – as I am kind of an Analogdesign newbie – these are just the informations we need to reflect on the work we are doing on the OggStreamer.
Thank You very much Wyolum-Team and a1bert – you made my day 🙂
And there are more great news. My former employer Abatec also agreed to support this project by doing the pick’n’place for the first batch of devices. This is really great because, soldering the device by hand takes almost half a day.