PropBox

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The PropBox is a Propeller PCB designed to fit inside a Hammond extruded metal case with a custom front panel.  But, it also has mounting holes so it can be used in other ways.

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This is an open design project and all the design files are provided here!

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Fully Populated PropBox main features include:

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VGA

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Mouse/Keyboard

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SD card (full size)

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Ethernet using ENC28J60

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Expanded I/O using PCA9554N

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Real-time clock with battery backup

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Spare EEPROM socket 

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Additionally, a RCA jack and resistor pads for TV output is provided although the board will not slide into the Hammond case if this jack is installed.

 

 

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Custom front panels can be purchased from FrontPanelExpress by using their free software and the panel file supplied here.  You can customize colors and other options. 

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Download the FrontPanelExpress design file here.   

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The PCB was designed using the free software from ExpressPCB and the latest design files are supplied here.

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Download the ExpressPCB design files here. 

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Note:  Two grounding errors in the production PCBs are fixed in these latest files.

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Blank PCBs are for sale for $17.  Only the SD card and one capacitor are installed.

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 Just email me to order:  Email Me

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Shipping is $5 for USPS Priority Mail within the US ($10 for Canada/Mexico and $13 for International).

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The SD card is include for two reasons; it's the only part not available from Digikey (it is still available from Mouser) and it allows me to fix an error on the PCB (also why the capacitor is included).