Think someone is using the default APRS location on their new radio!

F4GOH chilling out in nature.

Got it all to fit in the box!
Had to use a flat cell rather than the 18650.

Not sure what to make the button do... maybe change mode (car, bike, walking, etc.) or toggle position ambiguity?

Anyone know what font is being used for the "CARA NEWS" bit?

It's the very first issue of CARA News (@G5BK) from 1977!

I think I have packed everything into the box!

F4GOH's aprs thing
Lipo cell
Cell charger, and boost converter
Oled screen
GPS module
USB extension for updating the code
Power switch
SMA extension for aerial

It's so tight the only thing glued in is the power module so it remains aligned to the hole on the back for charging!

m0yng.uk/2020/10/Building-F4GO

Trying to work out how to fit all of the bits into a box that is slightly too small...

This is an thing designed by F4GOH

It lives!

This is an aprs thing designed by F4GOH, it can tx your location based on the GPS module.
As it is powered by an arduino in theory it can do a lot more, such as send and receive text messages. It has an oled which would suit this job I think.

It seems to be trying to tx, but the packet isn't being decoded on my other radio, so it seems more debugging is required.

Ever wondered what's in your antenna?

The cover on my new stubby one apparently lacks anything to keep it on.

Hmm. Not sure epaper is supposed to do this when it goes to sleep…

No, you spent far too long writing a shell script to scrape how many packages can be upgraded that posts the data to a php script that stores the data in a json file and sends you a message via your pager if it is more than one.

Then adding it to the daily cron of all your computers around the house.

Then actually running the updates.

PSU fan circuit was stuck on.
Replaced fan with a silent noctua, and taken the fan control circuit out of use completely by using a voltage divider on the 24v to provide a constant 12v to the fan.

Hopefully this will provide adequate cooling.

It seems one of the two epaper displays is dead on arrival.

Spent far too long trying to get it to work yesterday, then tried the other and the example code worked immediately 😩

I also took too long to work out the way it does three colours.
You have two BMP files, on is black and white, and one is black and white.
The first draws black for black and white for white.
The second draws nothing for white, and yellow for black.

This test was made in gimp and displayed using python

When I bought my mmdvm for I was cheap and didn't get one with a display.

Finally got around to buying one and adding it was very simple and worked first time!

I really like the split colours, having the network logo in yellow and the rest in blue looks really good.

Probably cost more over all though…

Trying to make a new player on

It's got the starting Pokémon in a heap and you cant select any of them. So you can't catch any. So you can't play the game.

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