As promised, it's the Day of the Pandora today!
Why? Well, some guessed it - because the Pandora becomes more open today.
Thanks to the designers Michael Weston (PCB) and Dave Cancilier (Case), the case and full hardware design files and documentation (schematics, gerber, BoM, etc.) have been opened up for non-commercial use.
Whether you want to use it to repair your unit, modify it, create your own 3D printed case or are just interested to find out what's needed to create such a device, that's totally up to you.
Be sure to read the licenses and contact me or the designers directly if you want to use it for commercial purpose.
(feel free to direct-link them on the Wiki or other sites, but please include the licenses there as well)
And to celebrate the only OpenSource handheld with opened hardware (until the Pyra is out), I've made some limited Mega packages as well!
You can either get a Rebirth or 1GHz Pandora package with the following contents for a really awesome price:
- Pandora 1GHz or Rebirth handheld, incl. AC Adaptor (incl. EU, AU, UK and US plug) and battery
- Official Carry Case
- TV Out Cable
- Replacement battery (2009)
- 2x XStylus
- Fully populated (except for the nubs), but broken PCB, signed by EvilDragon (collectors item)
- Fast 32GB SDHC Class 10 card (EMTEC)
Available at the DragonBox shop, only in June.
Don't worry about the stock - more units are coming this week.
Additionally, we've added cheap batteries from the first batch to the shop. They might have a bit less capacity, but are fully tested and working.
This is a nice preparation for the Pyra, which will also have an opened up case design and schematics available from the very beginning.
Spread the word, let everyone know the difference between your normal commercial device and a community-powered, opened handheld