There is excitement in the air today. Mike designed our first PCB to control the radios from a Raspberry Pi and we got the boards in today from the board shop. We can’t wait to get one assembled to test. The control board can do so much, it can control the radios and the audio for the repeater but also has environmental sensors and 3 voltage sensors that can be used to measure the input voltage as well as the battery and charge voltages if you are running a solar charge system or a system that runs completely off of battery.
This is only our first take on the control board, we are looking at adding even more to the board to make up for the things that the Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone are lacking (think audio input).
Hopefully someone gets some time this weekend to solder those tiny surface mount parts on the board so we can start playing with it. We will be sure to keep you updated.