And here it is. The active components won’t change much, though the layout may still be condensed from the current 59mm x 52mm. Rather than a single-sided board, it’s possible for the board to be two-sided. A few more pins from the ES32 might be routed out. Other than that, it’s similar to what has been previously described.
Processor: Espressif ESP32-S2
Diseqc IC: Texas Instruments TPS-65235
LoRa transceiver: SX1281
3.3V regulator: Microchip MIC5353YMT
And one green LED
The ESP32-S2 WROVER module includes a microstrip antenna for wifi, as well as 4 MB of storage. About 1 MB will be dedicated to the firmware and another 1 MB will be used for firmware updates. The firmware will almost assuredly grow in size to support new applications and also a more polished user interface. About 1 MB of storage will be set aside for receiving files, in the event that no microSD card is present. The firmware will be posted on Github next week, maybe sooner.
It’s a pretty simple board. I’m happy to answer questions about it, though there isn’t much more to tell.
The F-connector will likely change so that the board sits parallel to the LNB. Both the LNB and Dreamcatcher will be placed inside of a waterproof housing (like a small jar). The front of the LNB will protrude so that the LNB can be optionally mounted on the bracket of a dish. For standalone reception (no dish), a small stand will be used to hold the LNB at the proper elevation angle. The entire housing will turn to allow for skew adjustments. A microUSB cable will connect through the rear of the housing. Sorry, no pictures of the housing yet. Very much a work in progress.
The LNB and Dreamcatcher inside of the housing will be Lantern. Someday, Lantern will be fully integrated into a single PCB. The picture below is a patch array with LNB. The Dreamcatcher components will be added to this in a future version. This is even more of a work in progress. No idea when the single board receiver will be finished.