I am new to the world of Pi, having just received mine this morning. I have no programming experience and only limited Linux experience, mostly Ubuntu. So this is as much an exercise in developing my linux skills as it is in actually building a new Pi project.
As a licensed Ham Radio operator, I am interested to see if its possible to build a micro node for IRLP with a RPi. Something similar to
To design and build a fully funtioning portable IRLP node using a Raspberry Pi capable of operating from either a LAN or 3G connection.
The project will include getting the IRLP software running on the RPi, interfacing the Pi to a suitable radio using a USB soundcard and (if necessary) an IRLP board as well as interfacing a 3G dongle to the Pi to provide internet connectivity when no LAN is available.
'Nice to haves' and possible extensions to the project would include;
- Including a small display (possibly 20x4 LCD) to display node status
- Web interface to provide a nice GUI
I've googled my heart out and not found any RPi projects that do this so far. I can't believe nobody has done this already. Before I get started from scratch I wanted to put the feelers out to see if any hams out there have had a go already or might be able to point me at any useful resources.
If I have to start from scratch with no building blocks to start with then I will possibly document the project or maybe even start a blog sepending on the levels of interest shown.