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The Sleep Keeper and the Portable Raspberry Pico Pal!

A project in Carleton Place, Canada by Patrick Thomas Mitchell

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Two educational boards featuring C and Python, tons of sensors, large audio libraries, and powerful processors & datalogging capability
Backers: 47
Average Pledge Per Backer: $164 CAD

Funded: $7,713 CAD of $4,000 CAD
Dates: May 11th -> Jun 20th (40 days)
Project By: Patrick Thomas Mitchell
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Latest News

Hardware is on the way!

June 18th - via:
Hi everyone! All of the hardware has shipped, and will be in my possession mid-to-late next week!  Just a quick update.  I'm working on the Sleep Keeper today! Have a great weekend, everyone! Thank you all again =D Pat  (Read More)

10 Projects done for the Pico Pal. Onto the Sleep Keeper! Also, manufacturing update!

June 16th - via:
Hi all! 10 Code samples with videos have been updated tot he Pico Pal project page:   Click here!  I still have more to provide in terms of getting started, the battery backup, and the hear rate sensors, but those can wait.  I'm now going to get... (Read More)

Some assembly pictures and another project!

June 12th - via:
Hi all! The Pico project page has project#9 updated to it.  I still have to publish the video, but I'll have that up soon.  The code is there.  Below are the first Assembly pictures from the plant.  The sleep keeper pictures will be in my hands... (Read More)

All-around update!

June 8th - via:
Hi all! My manufacturer has the PCBs done, and I expect that they'll start the pick-and-place population next week for both the Pico Pal and Sleep Keeper.  I'll send you an update when I get the first assembly pictures. The project page has been... (Read More)

More Electronic-Block Projects for the Pico Pal!

June 2nd - via:
Hi all! I've added more content for the Pico Pal.  I'll complete the remaining electronic blocks next week,and then I'll start spending time evenly between the Pico Pal and the Sleep Keeper! Here is the project page:  Click here!  Lots to come.... (Read More)

Finally! Some videos and code samples!

June 1st - via:
Hi all! Today I made some additions to the Pico project page.  For those of you who have pledged for a sleep keeper, don't worry.  Both pages will be full of good info by the time I ship rewards.  I'm just starting with the Pico Pal. I've made... (Read More)

Hardware purchased, Here's what comes next =)

May 31st - via:
Hi all! thanks for your patience.  The hardware is all paid for!  Now I can get back to programming.  By the end of this week, I'll have some commented code samples for both the Sleep Keeper and the Pico Pal.  I'll have some videos posted that go... (Read More)

Purchasing is done! With one small exception, that is.

May 26th - via:
Hi all! All of the hardware has been paid for, minus the Raspberry Picos.  I am purchasing them locally, so I don't need to worry about shipping time.  I'm going to purchase those next week.  I don't want to purchase too few or too many.  We're... (Read More)

Finalizing payment for the hardware =)

May 25th - via:
Hi everyone! My component supplier and manufacturer and I are in the midst of finalizing payment for the order.  This means that I'll get back to programming soon.  I've also made a deal for all of the Raspberry Picos that I need to buy.  I just... (Read More)

Manufacturing submissions

May 20th - via:
Hi all! I'll be submitting all component orders by tomorrow afternoon!  The Pick and place files, BOMs, and gerber files for the PCBs are ready to go.  I have some housekeeping to complete before I submit.  I have also readied my raspberry Pico... (Read More)

Good news. Purchasing early.

May 17th - via:
Hi everyone! I plan on purchasing all of the Raspberry Picos by the end of this week, and I'm currently working on the BOMs and pick-and-place data.  I'm going to dedicate about 4 hours every day until it is all done.  This is going to push... (Read More)

Thank you all for a great first day! Here is what comes next!

May 12th - via:
Hi everyone! Thank you all for a great first day!  My first objective will be to release the initial revision of the Sleep Keeper audio library and the Pico Pal library to their relative project pages.  I'll also be releasing the first pieces of... (Read More)

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