I get why. Better connection, less chance of tearing the cover off, space paying for itself, but I dunno. I’ve used the Qwiic on various stuff and inevitably something small gets bent and you’re back at square one anyhow. *This applies to those that do a lot of code flashing but still applies overall.
SH1.0 is fairly small, but even smaller would be better.
I like using connectors in my sabers, and it would be even easier if they were on the board itself. We could have connectors for the speaker, display, accent LEDs, buttons and USB. Blade and battery is a little iffier since they need a lot more power. AFAIK, there is no such thing as a small connector that can also carry a lot of power.
^Steer clear of mag connectors. For data transfer the risk of a poor connection or accidentally knocking them loose is too much a factor. Charging is one thing, this is another. **O/T @profezzorn I happen to know the patent holders on the mag connector. LMK if you want me to ask them for ideas.
As far as blade and battery, there are options but they’re big pieces. Having played with high draw remote controlled things, r/c’s as well as battle robots yes, hard wired is best given space constraints.
Agreed, but given I know the guys involved I’m happy to see if they can help. No worries either way. I just don’t agree with plastic shelled mini connectors. Too much use and accidental force and they break. They’re meant for main usage where they’re let be, not constant connect and disconnect.