Orbshield v1.0 Kit

This is the OrbShield, a small circuit board which interfaces with the Arduino microcontroller to convert serial gaming devices to USB HID plug-and-play controllers. It was designed for the SpaceTec SpaceOrb 360, a 6-degree-of-freedom controller for 3d games, and currently supports the SpaceOrb 360 and the Spaceball 2000, 3000, and 4000 series of 3-d CAD controllers.

It has been tested to work with Arduino software version 0016.

Model: OSK103B1P



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Bill of Materials (BOM) /parts list

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  1. OrbShield board
  2. DB9 Serial Connector socket
  3. 20-pin IC DIL socket
  4. 2-position DIP switch
  5. 2x 68 Ohm resistors
  6. 2x 3.6v 0.5w zener diodes
  7. 2.2K Ohm resistor
  8. USB B socket
  9. 2x 8-pin male PCB headers
  10. 6-pin male PCB header
  11. Max233CPP Serial-to-TTL driver IC

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Version Tracker

Revision Descriptions Release
v1.0 Initial public release Jul 01, 2010

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How to buy

Click here to buy: http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/orbshield-v10-kit-p-671.html?cPath=132_134.

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