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[aprssig] APRS / Packet board for Arduino

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Fri Jan 23 22:26:56 UTC 2009


It's a microcontroller board that comes with a nice development 
environment, and has a bunch of add-on boards available.  It's not 
something I find particularly useful myself (I program in C and have 
more advanced tools) but I thought it'd be a good way to let people put 
together their own gadgets without so much programming.

I'm planning to do an APRS pager as a demo - it'll just receive a 
message, print it on the screen, and maybe activate a buzzer.

I've also written a demodulator to handle SAME data (for Emergency Alert 
System broadcasts and weather warnings), but it's not 100% reliable yet. 
  When it's working right, you could use it to monitor a NWS channel and 
display messages or take some other action when a message comes in.

Scott
N1VG

k4rjj at bellsouth.net wrote:
> 
>  What if you don't know what an Ardino is???
> 
> "Explain Spock..."
> 
>     -------------- Original message from Scott Miller
>     <scott at opentrac.org>: --------------
> 
> 
>      > I've got a new kit in the works that's an add-on shield for the
>     Arduino.
>      > It's a packet modem (basically a stripped-down OT1+) plus an LCD
>      > interface (including software-controlled contrast setting) and a
>      > prototyping area.
>      >
>      > The hardware's been done for ages, but I'm still working on the
>      > firmware. I'm looking for a beta tester or two with some Arduino
>      > experience to try it out.
>      >
>      > If you've got an Arduino, know how to program it, and want to
>     give the
>      > new board a try, let me know - I can spare at least a couple of
>     freebies
>      > for beta testers. (I'd throw in LCD modules too, but I'm not sure
>     how
>      > many compatible units I've got on hand.)
>      >
>      > Scott
>      > N1VG
>      >
>      >
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