The ‘RF Stick’ , is a project I am currently working on which is an AVR/arduino based wireless IoT platform. A side-goal of the project is to allow the pcb to be easily implemented into the innards of old school video game controllers which I am adapting into wireless versions for my HTPC. The stick is being developed to be modified for a number of other uses, especially concerning wireless IoT devices which may require a more accurate and robust battery monitor.
The main features of this PCB include:
- 2.4Ghz RF transceiver
- on board Power Monitoring/LiPo Battery Gas Gauge IC
- on board Lipo Charger IC
- Based off of an Atmega 328p chip
- I2C/SPI ready
- on board USB and Lipo Battery connectors
- 3.3V regulated input/output
Status:Board needs cleaning up and so do the schematic files. The schematic needs to be framed and sectioned and the load sharing transistor still needs to be chosen along with a few other small electrical details. The PCB traces and parts need to be labeled and then it’s off to the PCB fab house.