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Sandwizz - the next jumperless breadboard

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What I gleaned from the video:

- you upload a Kicad schematic / netlist to the breadboard (via USB)
- via a terminal session the breadboard will tell you where to place components
- it can verify placement of components
- the breadboard can provide some components itself - like an op-amp, function generator
- you can stack other modules to the breadboard, e.g. an Arduino Nano module

Update: There's a 3 minute overview video here:


Also, the built-in components include: op-amps, PGAs, IDACs, VDACs, comparators, ADCs, AMuxs and 74-series logic
 (according to https://youtu.be/nU-0VqIi4SA?t=175 ).

Another feature is the ability to stream audio from your computer over the USB connection into your circuit.

Breadboards are notorious for causing problems with parasitics inherent to the board design, so it would be essential to provide information on parasitics and the resulting frequency limitations. But similar to so many startups (solar roadways!), zero technical information at present. This is strange especially together with the claim 'professionals' do/will use it.

As far as hobbyists are the target audience, my observation is that too much integration/automation means that people don't learn much and remain dependent. And when they hit the limitations of the product that becomes their world with respect to the hobby, it's over.


Reminds me of the early electronic fault testing I had when in training. 3 hour test for finding 5 faults (yes they thought this could be difficult) and I sort of set an unofficial record by completing all 5 preset faults in 0.0minutes, as the software only counted in 6 second increments (decimal minutes), per fault, and the 8 relays in it could only realistically give you 8 faults, and you also had jumpers and test points, and could abuse the circuit to find those faults using a scope and multimeter, especially as we had a month to play around with it. Z80 based, and used RS422 serial to connect all the stations together on a 3 wire bus to a PC running the DOS based software. Yes did flip one over and removed the 4 screws, and did a quick reverse engineering to see that in most cases only 4 faults were possible per board that was plugged into the DB25 socket on the top panel.


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