New Screen, New Face

A project log for Airwave Inspector

Ryzen 7 cyberdeck boosted with Kraken SDR for mobile software radio fun powered by LiFePO4 batteries

andreaAndrea 08/15/2023 at 05:180 Comments

Since the old screen was not cooperating, I went with what I could find on amazon with fast shipping, to make it to the deadline of the contest.

Also because I really wanted to see it work.

Unfortunately I spent 2 days trying to figure out why my system would boot up, show the BIOS logo and NOTHING ELSE. I was convinced that I had really messed something up, that I had shorted the board somewhere.

After talking to some friends on discord, I decided to try a new pico PSU, just in case, which turned out to be... not needed at all. Anyone need one?

It turns out the board shipped with firmware that couldn't handle the CPU, so one flash later and we're in business.

I reprinted the faceplate, pretty much a total redesign for the screen portion with the rest left untouched. there's fewer vents in this version, but more holes, so I think it evens out. In any case the idea is that the intake fans feed the CPU cooler which acts as the output fan.