I finally got my ass in gear and made some adapter boards for my RFM69's (stupid 2mm pins)
Has anyone actually written any code to interface with these from Espruino, or should I start from scratch?
I haven't I'm afraid...
Did you do your breakout in Eagle? Do you think you could put the schematics and component layout into the Adaptor repo here? http://forum.espruino.com/conversations/259519/#comment12093051
It doesn't have to be specifically for the Pico, but just having the outline would mean an adaptor could be knocked up in no time.
@DrAzzy apologies for off topic question what are you using for your prototype boards?
Looks like conductive ink? and what is the substrate?
Thanks in advance
Hmm. I thought someone else on here had actually started playing with theirs. Maybe not though?
@Gordon Yup, done in eagle. I'll contribute the schematic and board files, though I think all that'll be useful is the footprint of the RFM69 - there's not much to it other than that, frankly! I put the button on there to manually reset it while I'm writing the driver (not sure if I'll need that)... and because I bought 100 of those buttons, but I couldn't quite fit them all into the vial, so I was looking for excuses to use a few.
@LawrenceG Nope, it's just half ounce copper (single side) on white FR-4 ( via toner transfer process - notes here http://drazzy.com/e/boards/ ). I don't like it, because it's white - and hence opaque, so you can't see etch progress from the other side, nor does holding it up to the light to check for shorts or broken traces work very well - plus rosin stands out against the white background. When i restock on 1/2 oz copper, I'll get something different, but uh, I've got a lot to work through.
I have yet to see conductive ink that isn't either mind-bogglingly expensive, or utter garbage (cough)bare(cough).
@DrAzzy many thanks for the link.
Yes had fun with my 6yr old and Bear, much time hand scrubbing & impedance testing...
Have you seen this: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/voltera/voltera-your-circuit-board-prototyping-machine
Could anyone help port the RFM69 drivers? Need it as it is the only low power RF for 433Mhz that works properly.
I'd be happy to help - I've just ordered some RFM69s.
@DrAzzy, did you ever write any code for the adaptor boards you made?
Oh well, worth a try. The code that's in the Arduino driver seems pretty standard, so I doubt it'd take long to port it over.
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