Hi everyone, I got myself into a jam.
I’ve been browsing the discourse for several posts in the sea of information and almost drowned.
So I decided to tell my story.
I’m from the north of Portugal, my farm is tiny, only 3 hectares of corn for grain, the rest is wine grapes.
I can’t sow straight rows (yes the wine is good but not the problem ) old 2 row seeder with no markers just say a blind person would do a better job, so I thought auto-steer was the solution.
Electronics and I don’t have a good relationship, and I just ordered the all in one pcb from JLCPCB.
I used the file “Gerber_PCB_Autosteer Dual GPS V5_v2.4_AMPSEAL”.
JLCPCB didn’t have some components in stock so I went to the LCSC electronics website and ordered the rest and will have to assemble them myself.
While the pcb is being manufactured, I would like to use your knowledge to find out what other components I need and where I can find them .
I’m eager to get started but you guys have to take my hand and guide me through the dark paths of computers.
, I’m still waiting for some components that jlcpcb didn’t have in stock, but they should arrive soon.
I don’t know where to place these components, where can I find this information or photographs to copy their position?
I already have the board built and working, but now there are some problems that I will try to explain.
1st. The ethernet port on the pcb does not work, the green light is always on but with little brightness, I managed to solve it with the ethernet adapter connected directly to the teensy.
2nd. The three indicator leds, the middle one (gps/rtk) does not light up, the other two ok.
3rd. The ardusimple f9p, the indicator leds “GPS FIX” is blinking and the “NO RTK” is always on (I don’t know if it’s normal).
4th. In AgIO the gps antenna is in red, in the log the gps module does not respond.
5th. The BNO8x led indicator is on, but with a very low intensity (I don’t know if it’s normal).
Something is escaping me.
The light of the ethernet plug is always on and with low intensity. I assembled the second pcb, I thought that maybe it was a defect because of the hole in the chassis, or that I had damaged something when soldering the components. But the second pcb does the same.
The ethernet plug that goes directly to the teensy only turns on the green light if the cable is connected, and the light is more intense and blinks.