Sunday, March 14, 2010

Satpack PCB version 1.0

PCBs for the satpack project arrived from BatchPCB.com about three weeks ago. These are designed to mate with the appropriate pins on a Arduino Mini Pro, and to provide that Arduino with access to the realtime clock, piezoelectric speaker, buttons and  mini-din 8 connector required to control a recent Yaesu radio. To the right is one side of the design, the critical side that mates onto the Arduino. The boards are made from this design, but it ought not to be used, due to the errors described below.