Jim Sheldon, W0EB has announced that the W0EB/W2CTX/N5IB “RadI2Cino” (pronounced rad ee too CEE no) I2C replacement for the Micro BITX (uBITX) Raduino card is again available for purchase.
NOTE: these are only for the uBITX, not the BITX40 and other earlier models.
This board is designed to utilize either a 2 x 16 or 4 x 20 I2C LCD Display (not included) instead of the parallel display originally included with the uBITX so that the digital I/O lines formerly used by the display can be used to run the CW keyer and a few other functions in a much more efficient manner.
Prices have lowered a little since the first offering.
Partial kits with the IC’s soldered in place are no longer being offered.
Current options are:
- Bare Board (you supply the parts & you build it). $10 US shipping included. . International $15 US shipped.
- Complete Kit of Parts (less the Arduino NANO, LCD display and display I2C controller) – you build it. (All parts except the NANO, display and display controller are included in the kit.) $30 US shipping included. International, $45 US shipped. All customs duties and VAT will be the responsibility of the purchaser.
- Completely assembled and tested RadI2Cino Including the Arduino NANO but less the display and I2C display controller.Assembled and tested RadI2Cino boards will be available by Special Order Only. They will require up-front payment by PayPal and up to a 1 week lead time to build and properly test) $75, shipping included in the U.S.
No international orders will be accepted for assembled and tested boards at this time.
All orders will receive the complete assembly manual which includes a full bill of materials, full board layout diagrams and full schematics in PDF form via email. This manual has also been attached here for your download: RadI2CinoBoardConstruction. You can read through it and decide if it’s something you’d like to build. The same manual will be included with the order by Email.
The bill of materials, included in the manual, has ordering information for the parts. Parts suppliers are Tayda, Digi-Key and Mouser.
Please, don’t post orders or info requests on the BITX20 list as Jim doesn’t always get the posts from the reflector.
Email w0eb (at) cox dot net for ordering or further information.