In an earlier news item on ubitx.net, we speculated about projects under development by various teams. We speculated that Jack W8TEE was up to something that involved a touch screen display and a processor upgrade. Well the cat is now out of the bag. The photo below was post by Jack on the BITX20 list. This is the display panel of the JackAl board that the team will release shortly.
Al (AC8GY) and Jack picked the Teensy 3.6 because of its horsepower, good FFT library, and audio processing board. Al’s doing an info piece on JackAl which should answer most questions about it in an effort not to chew up the BITX20 group’s bandwidth.
There was no “target date” originally for announcement of the project. However, when Jack was asked to speak at FDIM, the project team thought it would be “kinda cool to show it off” at the Homebrew Show-and-tell on Friday night (8-10PM), so the target became real.
Al and Jack are starting to look like slugs who haven’t seen daylight in about six months. JackAl should be a fun board for a lot of people because its heart is the Teensy 3.6 which has lots of resources associated with it. Currently, we are using less than 10% of both flash and SRAM.
Jack says, “I hope to see a bunch of you at FDIM …”