New Board, Better Layouts

I took a good long look at the traces on the prototype, and decided it's just too ugly to unleash upon the world. I ripped up everything and did it all by hand. It looks much nicer now, and I've been able to reduce the vias to four (there used to be 45!).

You'll notice there's a change in the name. That's because there's a new board in town...

The ZIFduino TTL will use the FTDI FT232RL cable to provide USB functionality for those that don't want to mess with soldering SMT parts. The tradeoff for the convenience is, as always, extra cost. The cable itself costs about $20.

I'm going to stare at these for a while to be sure everything is where I want it, then it's off to manufacturing.