(coming very soon…)
Fates is a pcb add-on board for Raspberry PI 3 Model B+ and Raspberrry Pi 4 Model B that provides a stereo audio codec with headphone driver, 3 (or 4) encoders, 3 buttons, and a grayscale OLED display. It’s fully compatible with norns software. A “DIY norns” if you like.
I’ve been working on this for the last 6 months or so and have been using prototypes to work on norns scripts and to contribute to the norns codebase.
While this is aimed at running norns, I expect this board will also be of use to anyone who might want a nice audio + controls solution for Raspberry Pi.
WM8731 codec with headphone driver
NHD-2.7-12864WDW3 128x64 grayscale display (available separately)
3 encoders (optional 4th encoder for Orac or other software)
2x 1/8in inputs
2x 1/8in outputs
1/8in stereo headphone out
Fates was designed for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. It’s not been performance tested with earlier Raspberry PI models.
Status / Timeline:
First small run of bare pcbs sold out.
Second run of pcbs are ordered and due around October 9
SMD-assembled pcbs are ordered and due mid-October
When it’s ready, I think there will be a few options available:
- bare pcbs
- pcbs with surface mount components pre-soldered
If you’re interested in getting a pcb or kit, please visit my webshop and fill out the “express interest” form at the bottom of the page.
for BOM, build info and disk images please see: https://github.com/okyeron/fates
PCB board files or gerbers are not yet available.
More images and whatnot of prototypes on my instagram: