Thanks...I agree with both parts: that they've done a lot of work, but ... that one aspect could be improved :)
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RE: Need info on how to plug omega into either dock
Need info on how to plug omega into either dock
Hi...just got my onion omega, dock, mini dock, OLED, ethernet.
The web site seems to lack instructions/photos on how they mate, and ... shockingly ... the connectors are not keyed, which means one has a 50/50 chance of plugging things in backwards.
Yeah, there's a slight hint ... and that's what it is, a hint ... in that the corner cutouts of the dock resembe the corner cutouts of the Omega ... but that's not quite solid enough for me to justify my risking burning things out :)
The big dock has a picture, sort of, of an Omega which looks like a mating hint,
but its orientation does NOT match the orientation of the word "Omega" on the omega board (another opportunity lost to guide the user :)
Worse yet, the expansion things (OLED, ethernet) have a two rows of 15 pins (no key!), and the main board has one row of two sockets: 9 holes, gap,
6 holes !
Even if I assume the hint from the corner cutouts is correct, WHICH set of
15 pins goes into the single set of holes? (Of the 30 pins, 15 are going to be dangling!)
BTW, the "get started" page has photos ... of some other dock board, since it doesn't match either of mine, and clearly is a different generation (indeed, the omega there is at a 90 degree angle difference from my boards).
thanks in advance!