how to use it?
Raspberry Pi setup
How to set up rapidradio? don’t worry, it’s a child’s play.
Just plug it in to your Raspberry Pi as shown on the pictures below – meaning into the inner pin column, starting from the 6th pin from bottom (true for all Raspberry Pi versions).
Do not forget to switch-off and unplug Raspberry Pi first (just in case).
Then get the rapidradio tool. You can download compiled binary here (Raspbian Wheezy) here:
or go to the downloads page
or you can build it from source on your own:
sudo apt-get install autoconf git clone https://github.com/micas-pro/rapidradio.git cd rapidradio/raspberrypi chmod 744 rapidradio_install.sh ./rapidradio_install.sh ./configure make sudo make install
now you are ready for a transmission!
start listening using address 0x12345678 and channel 50:
sudo ./rapidradio -l -a=0x12345678 -c=50 > received_file.txt
To stop listening just hit Ctrl+C.
Then on second Raspberry Pi use this command to send a ‚sample_file.txt’ to the listening rapidradio you’ve just set (address 0x12345678 and channel 50):
sudo ./rapidradio -a=0x12345678 -c=50 < sample_file.txt
You’ve just sent a file. A child’s play, wouldn’t you agree?
to see all available rapidradio tool options.