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[PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - CLOSED

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:16 am
by kite
Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem Pre-order

STATUS: PRE-ORDER CLOSED
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What is the Circuit Sword?

The Circuit Sword is a circuit board that contains everything required to run a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, 3 Lite or 3+/Lite. It is a single board computer capable of running any software designed for the Raspberry Pi. It includes special components designed for portability, power management, button input, LCD and audio output. The Circuit Sword belongs in every adventurer's inventory!
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Specifications
  • Built-in Raspberry Pi Compute Module slot
  • Built-in USB 2.0 hub
  • Built-in ATMEGA32u4 (for buttons and joysticks)
  • Built-in status LEDs (Power, Charging, WiFi, Pi activity)
  • Built-in 1.5A charger and load balance chip
  • Built-in regulators (1.8v, 3.3v and 5v)
  • Built-in micro SD slot
  • Built-in 2.4W amplifier and headphone jack
  • Built-in mini HDMI for video output
  • Built-in temperature-activated fan solder pads (fan not included, recommended 'sunon 30mm')
  • Built-in battery monitor
  • Built-in safe shutdown circuit
  • Built-in emergency shutdown circuit
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Built-in full-sized USB port
  • Built-in USB C port
  • Built-in USB audio chip
  • Built-in DPI LCD connector
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Accessories (included)
  • Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+/Lite OR 3 Lite (limited stock)
  • 320x240 LCD
  • Back board (for USB and HDMI)
  • Power switch board
  • 8ohm 2W speaker
  • Heatsink
  • Second back board (for additional buttons)
  • Connecting wires (for speaker, joysticks and additional buttons)
  • FPC cable
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Accessories (optional)
  • NEW 640x480 HD LCD (same overall dimensions as 320x240 LCD, no adapter required)
  • Alternative back board (for USB with a volume wheel instead of HDMI) + connecting wire
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What is the Circuit Sword Lite?

The Circuit Sword Lite is a simplified Circuit Sword that contains everything required to run a Raspberry Pi Zero or Zero W. It is the perfect item for adventurers on a budget!
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Specifications
  • Built-in Raspberry Pi Zero header
  • Built-in GPIO button controller
  • Built-in status LEDs (Power, Charging)
  • Built-in 1.5A charger and load balance chip
  • Built-in 2.4W amplifier and headphone jack
  • Built-in volume wheel
  • Built-in battery monitor
  • Built-in safe shutdown circuit
  • Built-in emergency shutdown circuit
  • Built-in full-sized USB port
  • Built-in micro USB port
  • Built-in USB audio chip
  • Built-in DPI LCD connector
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Accessories (included)
  • 320x240 LCD
  • Back board (for USB and volume wheel)
  • Power switch board
  • 8ohm 2W speaker
  • Second back board (for additional buttons)
  • Connecting wires (for speaker and additional buttons)
  • FPC cable
  • GPIO pin header
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Accessories (optional)
  • NONE
What is the Circuit Gem?

The Circuit Gem is a miniature circuit board that contains everything required to run a Raspberry Pi Zero or Zero W. It is the perfect item for adventurers on the move!
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Specifications
  • Built-in Raspberry Pi Zero header
  • Built-in GPIO button controller
  • Built-in status LEDs (Power, Charging)
  • Built-in 800mA charger and load balance chip
  • Built-in 3W amplifier
  • Built-in battery monitor
  • Built-in safe shutdown circuit
  • Built-in emergency shutdown circuit
  • Built-in micro USB port
  • Built-in I2S audio chip
  • Built-in SPI LCD connector for 240x240 IPS LCD
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Accessories (included)
  • 240x240 LCD
  • Micro speaker
  • Connecting wires (for battery and additional buttons)
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Accessories (optional)
  • NONE
Timeline

Dates in DD/MM/YYYY

[05/08/2019] Pre-orders open
[18/08/2019] Pre-orders close
[25/08/2019] Manufacturing
[11/11/2019] Testing
[18/11/2019] Packaging / Express shipping
[25/11/2019] Shipping < You are here

Questions?

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Kite's Item Wikis
Kite's Support Forum

Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:17 am
by kite
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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:44 am
by cgrizzzy
Thanks for putting the pre-order back up. Is there anyway to have HDMI output and analog volume knob?

Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:49 am
by kite
cgrizzzy wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:44 am
Thanks for putting the pre-order back up. Is there anyway to have HDMI output and analog volume knob?
Only if you use the HDMI back board and then place a 3pin volume wheel somewhere of your choice (up to you to place it somewhere). Connect it to the 3pin "AVOL" connector on the board and enable it as per the wiki and it will work.

Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:18 am
by vinomer
Is that an updated Gem, the screen ribbon cable isn't the same as the original Gem.
I still have a Circuit Sword Lite from last pre-order that I need to put together, just waiting for the clear black case to come in (probably tomorrow).

Word of advice to those buying the Circuit Sword and the Circuit Sword Lite, make sure you add some Kapton tape or electrical tape to the top of the mini USB charging port and the top of the power switch metal. When you bring the two sides of the case together sometimes the metals make contact resulting in Mode (WiFi, Keyboard, Temp, Battery Percentage) screen always being on.

Thanks for all you do Kite!

Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:30 am
by ChrisBreaksStuff
Hey,
are the shipping times for the new 640x480 LCD the same as the Circuit Sword itself or is there any way to order them faster, on their own? :)

Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:37 am
by technoid
Hello, quick question, is the new 640 LCD compatible with the last set of circuit swords? I still haven't made mine but if the new screen is that good, might be worth getting.

Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:39 am
by Orelio54
Is it possible to mount a game boy zero with the circuit sword and module 3+ lite ? Or the circuit sword lite is it the better way ?

Why the module 3 lite is in limited stock and not the module 3+ lite ?

Thanks a lot

Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:51 am
by julian9316
Hello...excuse me ...If i want a second L&R button PCB ...how can i buy it?

Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:56 am
by kite
ChrisBreaksStuff wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:30 am
Hey,
are the shipping times for the new 640x480 LCD the same as the Circuit Sword itself or is there any way to order them faster, on their own? :)
Nope, same shipping times. The fastest shipping option available is Express Shipping, which you can sign up for via Patreon.
technoid wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:37 am
Hello, quick question, is the new 640 LCD compatible with the last set of circuit swords? I still haven't made mine but if the new screen is that good, might be worth getting.
It is compatible with all Circuit Sword versions (except the Circuit Sword Lite), when the LCDs ship there will be a required update that will need to be done on the Circuit Sword software in order to get it to work. This will be documented closer to the time with steps to easily complete.
Orelio54 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:39 am
Is it possible to mount with the circuit sword and module 3+ lite ? Or the circuit sword lite is it the better way ?

Why the module 3 lite is in limited stock and not the module 3+ lite ?

Thanks a lot
I don't quite understand your question, take a read carefully of the options. The "CM3 Lite" is the older product, the "CM3+/Lite" is the newest Raspberry Pi product. I have spare stock of the older "CM3 Lite" versions, hence I am selling them at a discount until I am out of stock of them. There are no limits on the newer "CM3+/Lite" version.
julian9316 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:51 am
Hello...excuse me ...If i want a second L&R button PCB ...how can i buy it?
Here: https://github.com/kiteretro/pcb-gbr-fi ... TONS_V1.0c