[Tinkerphones] New tinkerphone gadgets in Goldelico shop?

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Tue Nov 14 18:23:04 CET 2017

> Am 14.11.2017 um 18:20 schrieb j <j1441 at vfemail.net>:
> you can get universal battery chargers in Ebay, they are spring loaded and have charge pins that can be moved side to side to accommodate most cell phone batteries 

I'd say that is not as much fun as it could be :)

> On November 14, 2017 10:00:05 AM MST, Jonas Smedegaard <jonas at jones.dk> wrote:
> Quoting H. Nikolaus Schaller (2017-11-14 17:37:27)
>  Am 13.11.2017 um 12:05 schrieb Jonas Smedegaard <jonas at jones.dk>:
>  Quoting H. Nikolaus Schaller (2017-11-13 11:38:07)
>  Hm. I wonder if we can build/design one with multiple plugs so that 
>  one-fits-all.
>  Uhm, I withdraw my promise to buy one, until I understand if it is 
>  gonna be a frankenstein model: I would want something sensible to 
>  survive carrying in a pocket (and the pocket surviving that too).
>  It looks as if the thing can be designed for three different positions 
>  for different USB connectors. The standard USB at one end, the µUSB at 
>  the other and the Mini-USB (GTA04) perpendicular to the board surface 
>  so that it does not stick much away from the GTA04 body. It is like I 
>  already do it for the Qi-Charger.
>  There is no need to install them all three in parallel, so you won't 
>  see the "Frankenstein" :) You just get the same PCB and controller 
>  chip.
> Ah, understood. Sounds good!
> To me, "Frankenstein" means "things sticking out oddly" - so gaping 
> holes for things that _can_ stick out is indeed not, and bonus points if 
> covered up to not be "gaping" :-)
>  I am also now thinking about placing components on both sides of the 
>  PCB to make it smaller than the original FST-01. This is a little more 
>  tricky for production, but if we build batches of let's say 10 or 12 
>  it doesn't really matter.
> I would appreciate a more compact design, even if adding a bit to 
> production costs (or waiting a bit longer for a larger batch to queue 
> up).
>  - Jonas
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