Wave Bubble 2010b, improvements.
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Wave Bubble 2010b, improvements.

by Metallic Radiation on Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:38 pm

Improvements for Wave Bubble 2010 version b.

Suggested ideas:
1) Improved documentation for construction.
a) Detailed photos of every step.
b) Detailed testing analysis with expected and measured values.
2) Include again the description for AAA/AA rechargeable batteries in design.
3) Include description of how to make and use home brew test equipment
4) Make a dedicated toggle switch for the major frequency settings, rather than cycling with a button, include also binary LED to show which one is on.
5) Suggest these improvements for an update to the wiki, and combine all improvements in a single PDF.
6) Attach pertinent references to the appendix of the PDF, while having a separate folder for high resolution images.

What I am requesting:

1) Suggestions for improvements for the Wave Bubble 2010 version b
2) Known hints and tips that those who have constructed this would like included in the PDF.
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Re: Wave Bubble 2010b, improvements.

by spacedoggy on Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:54 am

The buttons have to change on the wb2010b as they are not fit for purpose. these surface mount buttons are not designed to be mounted sideways on 2 pads. but mounted flat on the PCB soldered to 4 pads. the result is that the first person to press the power button who doesn't know how fragile the connection is, will break the tiny pads holding it by applying normal force. this is compounded by the minimal tactile feedback of the buttons.
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Re: Wave Bubble 2010b, improvements.

by Metallic Radiation on Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:31 am

This is relatively easy to accomplish, comment received and acknowledged.

Any other issues you have had using the device that you want fixed/improved?
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Re: Wave Bubble 2010b, improvements.

by TheFallen on Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:34 pm

Probably wouldn't be a bad idea to get rid of the ATMega and FT232RL combo, and replace it with an ATxmega32A4U which has a built in 2 channel DAC to replace the old method of tuning, it also has an internal USB transceiver.
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Re: Wave Bubble 2010b, improvements.

by spacedoggy on Sun May 06, 2012 7:40 am

i would suggest simplifying the design somewhat for the next iteration. and making it arduino compatible (both design and code), this would reduce the barrier to entry. Also I think we can drop a lot of the bad boy, semi legal attitude surrounding the project as anyone can buy a cellphone jammer for 19 dollars from deal extreme.
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