Public Lab Research note


Coqui draft board design on Upverter

by warren |

Read more: publiclab.org/n/11142


What I want to do

Make a simple through-hole Printed Circuit Board for the Coqui <$5 water conductivity sensor.

My attempt and results

I don't really know how to do circuit layout but I attempted on Upverter.com:

https://upverter.com/jywarren/4d6fc11549a58df3/Coqui/

Questions and next steps

I'm tempted to just order this and see if it works. It's like the one Katie and I did on a blank PCB:

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But I'd love it if someone checked my work.

Why I'm interested

Let more people make Coquis simply and cheaply!


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8 Comments

Markdown This looks really good!


The first time i have ever found a tree frog in my house was at the LEAFFEST where the Coqui was built, tested, and designed for PCB. .

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Clearly not a coincidence.


I hadn't heard of upverter.

Adafruit has been pushing Eagle software, which is non-libre and has a cost. I've been seeing a lot of Eagle usage in the maker community, mostly, I suspect, due to the influence of Adafruit. https://www.adafruit.com/product/2099


Upverter is nice, Eagle is just as user-friendly as a CAD software from the 80's is expected to be... We should find someone to give us all a KiCAD lesson: http://iut-tice.ujf-grenoble.fr/kicad/


I'm fully in support of distributing proto-boarded Coqui's over circuit boards, mainly because we may need to add parts/change the resistor and capacitor values. I'm not sure much is gained by soldering everything down.


Recently bumped into this: http://circuitmaker.com

Haven't looked much into it, but the front page shows there are some collaboration tools as part of the design process.


Will Macfarlane (@wmacfarl) kept working on this and has a more compact version which we're not quite sure works. There may be a problem with the 555s themselves, but I like how compact this is. It doesn't have the features of Don's more complex version here: http://publiclab.org/notes/donblair/10-18-2014/coqui-pcb-audio-jack but Parts and Crafts has been using it. I'll upload a photo soon.

https://upverter.com/wmacfarl/ed1903e8ef25373b/Coqui----fixing-555-pinout/


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PCB on the right, of course.


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