Would like to get a complete system ordered

Hey all, I have no components and just a little experience and would like to put a complete system together. I am struggling to sort through old and new information and have no experience ordering electronic components. I would rather avoid waiting for delivery only to find i neglected necessary parts or purchased something obsolete. If anyone would be willing to share the current best components along with links to order I know that would greatly help me in getting started. For example, I’ve seen many suggest the ardusimple rtk boards but several different ones are linked to… which one is right? I’m sure all of them have a place where they are best but I just want to know which one will work best with a set of componets to make a functional, reliable system.

What I would ultimately like to do is have RTK correction fed to agopengps and a precision planting 20/20 monitor, and have agopengps control steering. The tractor I am using is a case ih 7120 with no current system.

Everything you want to know(maybe)

That is great and gave me just what I wanted as a starting point. Most things are making sense but I still don’t understand why there are two options in the standard or micro… will standard be easier for my fat clumsy hands to work with?

Just refers to ardusimple gps board type. I use standard rtk2b with XLR base station. If you have some close to u broadcasting rtk corrections, and have good cell service. You can use the micro with ntrip.

Micro is what group discount buys.

We run Magnums as well. Great tractors.

You can use standard or micro on NTRIP. Either is fine, but you might find it easier to go for Standard if you want to get going rather than wait for a group buy.

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So when ordering my boards I see an ads1115 breakout board listed in the bill of materials… is this now integrated or do I need to buy one? Also “12v JP2”, and “24v JP3”, are these something special I need to order? I also don’t understand the meaning of “bynav minimal”.

You don’t need an ADS1115, it is SMD on the AIO PCB already.
12V and 24V jumpers are two solder pads, you bridge between the pads with solder to make a circuit, selecting 12 or 24V, you do not need any additional parts

ByNav minimal is an alternative GPS receiver to the F9P, I do not know of anyone using this, so just ignore it, you don’t need it assuming you use an Ardusimple F9P.

Awesome, thank you for explaining it all. It’s starting to make sense but I’m definitely feeling old.

Where did I miss the list of capacitors and diodes and other little stuff that I need to order to build this board. I guess I thought if they didn’t say they were short it would be included but it sure seems like I’m missing a lot of parts…

No the through hole parts at the bottom are only if the surface mount part is not there. in your case most parts are there.

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So there is hope for me yet. Good to know. So if there is a super little component on the top side I’m good, but if there is nothing like these two capacitors and the resistor below them I have a problem?

A couple of the thru hole parts aren’t in the same place as the smt equivalent, it looks like you have all the caps that you need on the top side.

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Am I missing a document that makes this more clear?

How about this little bugger, do I need him and if so is this orientation correct?

In this case you have to ways to find the direction of the IC.
First clue is the square solder pad that tells that is pin 1, the other way is to see on the print where you have a notch down on the image, that tells that is the side pin 1 is placed.

To identify pin 1 on the IC you see the dot on the top of the IC, thats pin 1.


So I’m backwards this time? I l saw the printed dot that says “ON” and assumed that was the special pin that went to the square pad.

Yes, its rotated 180deg on the image

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You only need him if you want a speed pulse output for example for a seed drill metering mechanism.

You just need some headers for the BNO to mount on and for the F9P.

You also need the voltage regulators that provide 5V and 3.3V.

Teensy headers and Teensy ethernet header.

Except for the teensy ethernet headers which are smaller than all the others I appear to have not screwed up too bad. I’ve never soldered a pcb before so that is a steep learning curve. The bill of materials stated I needed a MP1584EN. I bought it and cannot figure out where it goes.

I would cancel the headers and solder my own on, if I were you.