The Parts

Three different bill of materials (BOMs) can be found in the BuildFiles github repository. These include:

  • A BOM with every part for the UPOD
  • A BOM with every part for the UPOD except those used in the motor control circuit
  • A BOM with only the parts for the right hand side (5V) side of the board
  • The BOMs are excel files which consist of three sheets. The first lists every part on the UPOD and its part number. The second lists the parts and quantities from ‘Digikey‘. The third lists the parts and quantities from ‘Sparkfun‘.


    The 5V UPOD

    Users may chose to only populate the 5V side of the UPOD. If this case, the side left of the dash-dot line on the UPOD can be cut from the PCB, thus shrinking its size and increasing its portability. With this option, the UPOD must be powered through the 5V header with a regulated 5V power supply. Suitable supplies include many commercially available 5V lithium-ion battery packs.
    5V_upod