Finally got my power supply so I started with the radio module
The radio module, rca out, antenna plug and rds chip are salvaged from a jvc kd-g332 car radio
the green power supply is there to supply the 8.5 volts needed to run the radio module , which needs both 8.5volts and 5 volts , the rds chip will need only 5 volts
I installed everything I could except the rds chip , its small and I need time to figure out how to connect it to the radio module using the piece of board its already installed on , which also has the crystal resistors and other stuff on it already.
I still need to order and install an arduino , right now we are using zanbee's arduino for testing purposes.
here are some pics:
on the software side of things, zanbee has the skin communicating with the plugin and the plugin communicates with the arduino , al we need is to finish this board and see if we can get the arduino to communicate with both rds chip and radio module
I can share specs on the radio module etc if there is demand on it (lots of different PDF files)
and as soon as the complete plugin is finished it will be released in RR as an official radio plugin.