Paul.Allen wrote:Mark, I was playing more with Version 0.522 and had the the thought, we should change the message "Waiting for Cell to be Removed" so that when cells are already detected it says "Waiting for button to be pressed" and when no cells are detected it says "Waiting for cells to be inserted"
That sounds like a reasonable idea - it will require a bit of a change to the code though.
I think there are only 4 chargers in existence that don't have a button, so it is not worth supporting them anymore with new code.
Fair enough - I think it makes sense to remove support for them while I'm adding in support for the LCD version.
How soon do you think you'll have the first prototype LCD version ready for testing? The first stage that I'm planning is to get the existing code working the same on the new board - i.e. one of the buttons would act the same as the button on the non LCD version. There shouldn't be too much work required, but it will still take some time to do, so it'll be useful to know how soon you need the code.
The next stage is to add some basic LCD support so that it's showing stats as it's charging, etc. After that, I'll get to work on adding in the menu.
BTW, what revision number are you planning to start with for the LCD version? Since it's such a major redesign, I think you should start on a new series. That way, if you ever do decide to go back and make some more of the non LCD boards with a modified design, the revision numbers will still make sense.