sadly the board it self is to complex for what it needs to be and has to many components and would cost to much to get assembled
I want the pinDMD board to cost the same if not less then the previous version and want it to be extremely simple. so i have decided to go down another route using a stm32f4 micro controller. This has the usb coms built in! (no extra ftdi chip this time) it also runs at 168mhz so is plenty fast enough to create 16 shades flicker free (no machine supports 32 shades). it also supports usb firmware upgrading (no moving jumpers hehe)
so i am currently developing the new pinDMD 2 using this method and hope to have a prototype very soon and be in production within a few months
if you are interested in one could you fill out the form at http://www.pindmd.com to register your interest. this gives me an idea of how many to make in the initial batch
Edited by russdx, 17 September 2012 - 03:08 PM.