status: slowly rolling out
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 and ORAC, 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.
The following options are available:
- bare pcbs
- pcbs with surface mount components pre-soldered
- acrylic case kits
Status / Timeline:
Bare pcbs are available now in the Denki Oto Shop.
SMD-assembled pcbs are in and being prepared
Kits are being prepared
Express interest form
This is now closed.
I will be contacting everyone who filled out the express interest form by email as stock of smd-assembled boards and kits are available.
After that if stock is still available it will be announced here.
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: