This is an update from the hardware development of the custom Smartbox. The first PCB prototypes have been manually assembled and were powered up. The boards did not get up in flames and there is no smoke to be seen. 😉 Looks good so far.
Basic testing has started and is progressing well. No critical issues have been detected. All major components work as expected and network connectivity is functional. The Linux based Smartbox OS starts up and runs fine. Functional tests will follow shortly.
Here is a first look at an assembled board, without the optional modules (XRF radio module, Wifi module and TFT touchscreen) plugged in.