I've used Pi-star now for around a year and a half. The first screen I used with the Zumspot was a 0.96" OLED screen (I thought it was awesome!) but after a while I started seeing other amateur radio guys were using the Nextion screen/s These are an amazing piece of equipment they run on 5v and have many uses, the main one I'll be using is the NX4832K035_011 this is the advance type. Basically the only difference between the two (normal & advanced) is the on board memory, RTC and GPIO available for use with external items (not used for MMDVM)
As you can see above there are six screens! I used a sheet of 400x400x8mm polycarbonate (plexiglass) and cut it down to make it match the border (25mm) There is still enough space to get access to the micro SD card for updating the screen code.
Here's the finished product in place, I'll need to do a bit of cable management as it's bit untidy but overall I'm happy with the end result.
*** Warning contains strong language and views ***
Pi-star is a great hotspot operating system for the raspberry pi and a few other SoC (System on Chip) that has been embraced to pretty much be the standard for multi mode digital voice. But there's a very dark side to the small group of people who are the Admins/Moderators for the Facebook group and the Forum. These people are totalitarian and will not take criticism for their actions.
This is a post to the Forum from me complaining about being soft banned from the Facebook group for what all I can assume was to refer a person to a thread on the forum where another person was complaining about his posts to the Facebook group were being deleted and or the comments being switched off. Then the next time I went to check out that forum post it was removed! Ok so I figured that I would start a new thread (picture above) that lasted for about a day and it was deleted.
So I started another thread, oh and you guessed it, deleted!
So again I started yet another thread… Deleted!
Ok so it's pretty obvious that whoever the admin/moderator that keeps deleting my posts has a problem with my complaint!
So this is the final post on the topic and as of the time of writing the above post was still available… But for how long?
So if anyone else has issues with the pi-star Facebook group or Forum you're fucked because if you raise the issue you will be deleted by these spineless cunts who clearly believe that they are of a higher value than any one else…
It now appears that I have been banned from the Facebook group as it's no longer visible from my Facebook account. Also I ended up posting one last post on the forum…
And yup you guessed it… Deleted. Not sure if I'm banned from the forum as I can still view it on Tapatalk.
Ok so I wrote recently that the ZUMspot Pi boards were no longer available from Bruce and I made the mistake of concluding that meant they were no longer available. Tuns out I was wrong! The ZUMspot Pi boards are available in the USA exclusively from HRO (Ham Radio Outlet)
There's four listing's when you do a search on their website for "ZUMspot"