Wombat - a prototyping platform for Raspberry Pi

A project in Sydney, AU by David Meiklejohn - Gooligum Electronics

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The Wombat board is a prototyping solution which makes it easy for makers to design and build devices for the Raspberry Pi
Backers: 98
Average Pledge Per Backer: $88 AUD

Funded: $8,627 AUD of $5,000 AUD
Dates: Mar 8th -> Apr 7th (30 days)
Project By: David Meiklejohn - Gooligum Electronics
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Latest News

Stretch goal reached!

April 5th - via: kickstarter.com
As I type this I'm sitting in a hotel room in Hong Kong, getting ready to head across to Shenzhen, China, this afternoon, where I'll meet with the shipping company and the PCB assembler to confirm all the details. One of those details is that we'll... (Read More)

Stretch goal extended

April 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Just a quick update to let you know that, if we reach the stretch goal of $7000, I will also include a set of breadboard jumper wires (14 in all, of various lengths from 2mm to 125mm), in addition to the temperature sensor, photocell and RGB LED... (Read More)

The Wombat software and manual are finished

March 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Over the last couple of weeks I've finished writing the Wombat Python support module, which provides functions such as "readadc()" to make it easy to use the Wombat board's various functions. I've also finished writing the manual, which explains not... (Read More)

We've reached our funding goal!

March 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Great news when I woke up this morning to see that we'd reached our funding goal overnight! Thanks to everyone who has backed it!  With your support, the Wombat board has become (almost*) a sure thing, and I can now confidently plan for production... (Read More)

Test procedure completed

March 19th - via: kickstarter.com
As I mentioned in the last couple of updates, to help ensure that every Wombat board is working when it leaves the factory, I've had to develop a test procedure, including test equipment (a "test harness")and test software, and of course that has to... (Read More)

1 week gone...

March 15th - via: kickstarter.com
I can't believe it's been almost a week since launching the Wombat board! It's been a nervous time - will we reach the funding goal or not? Here's a chart of funding so far: Pretty promising!  82% there and only a quarter of the time gone.Those... (Read More)

What a great first day!

March 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks everyone for helping to make "Day 1" for the Wombat board so successful! The project has been live for only 36 hours, but is already 45% funded! I really didn't expect so much support, so quickly.  It's hard to know, before launching a new... (Read More)

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