Open source 12 channel I2C servo controller anyone?
August 1, 2012
I am thinking about this for a few weeks now but I'm still not sure ifI should do it.
I have designed a 12 channel I2C servo controller and I had some proto boards manufactured by iTead studio. Of course the design will need some more refining but the main functionality is there.
Now I'm thinking about making the controller an open source hardware project and releasing the design files, schematic and code under the creative commons license (share-alike) and therefore make it open source hardware.
To top things off I might even go to Seeedstudio and let them manufacture and distribute the board (as I have no big rep I certainly couldn't sell the boards.
The things that are keeping me back are the question if there is even any need of yet another 12 channel I2C servo controller or if there is just too much well known and proven products out there.
Do you think this is a good idea and that I should be attempting it?
###### Update 08.08.2012 #####
Today the final components arrived and I have assembled one of the boards that have arrived earlier this week.
Here is an image of the assembled board and two unassembled ones:
And some more unassembled boards:
So any other suggestions?