DorkVader wrote:Does the use of this board necessitate a new or different mini^3 board, or will it work with what's available now? (so we can "easily" upgrade it like a gamma1 -> gamma2) It sort-of looks to me like it "plugs in" to where the to-220 (LM317, I think) would go in a "normal mini^3" so I assume this is the case, but I wanted to check.
No change to the Mini³ PCB. You can upgrade an existing NiMH-based Mini³ to Li-Po power by de-populating the original battery charger section and replacing the two tall 470uF caps with shorter versions.
What does the board rest on? There's the place is plugs in to the mini^3 board, and I assume it's flush with those capacitors and the DC inlet as well?
The Mini³ board rides in the bottom slot of the Hammond case as before, and the χ1 board rides in the top slot. The case provides the support of both boards.