2.0 version is coming out soon? Will there be a solder kit version? The one I just put together was super easy – only took about an hour. Was bummed when I read that you were phasing out the 1.42u as it is so cost effective!
Is there a link that talks about what 2.0 will be like?
The backlight is LED-based, and 10mA is enough to make LEDs look really bright.
2.0 will come out soon as assembled (we’ve already distributed a development version to recent users who ordered 1.4s). However, DIY 2.0 will not be available soon, because it has to go with the new injection molded enclosure and we are still waiting for them to come. The current enclosure is too small for DIY 2.0 (which will adopt ATmega644 that is significantly bigger than ATmega328).
Well, I don’t have an estimate for how long it will take for DIY 2.0 to be ready. I don’t even have prototype DIY 2.0 yet. So it’s up to you whether you want to wait. Also note that the initial 2.0 firmware will be functionally the same as the current 1.4.