In the age of high-resolution graphical LCDs using a character display might look like a bit anachronistic. But these displays provide a lot of value for me as they are robust, available in different shapes and number of lines. And such a character display can be a better solution for an industrial application.
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WiFi TFT Touch LCD Weather Station with ESP8266
After the “WiFi OLED Mini Weather Station with ESP8266“, here is another one: this time with Touch LCD :-):
Upgrading to Sharp 128×128 Pixel Memory Display
In “Low Power LCD: Adafruit Breakout Board with Sharp Memory Display” I used a 96×96 Sharp Display (LS013B4DN04) with the Adafruit breakout board, but because that one seems to be EOL (End Of Life), I searched for a replacement. I have found the 128×128 pixel version (Sharp LS013B7DH03), and best of all, it is pin compatible :-). With a small tweak of the driver, it works :-):
Low Power LCD: Adafruit Breakout Board with Sharp Memory Display
Many projects benefit from a small display as a user interface. For very low power applications this is usually a no-go as the display needs too much energy. I have used e-paper displays from Kent: while these e-paper displays do not need any power to keep the image, changing the display content is not for free, plus is very slow (around 1 second needed to update the display). So I was looking for something low power and fast for a long time, until Christian (thanks!) pointed me to a display from Sharp: both very low power and fast:
Enclosure for the Remote Robot Controller with LCD Display
The first enclosure for the INTRO robot remote controller board (see “INTRO Robot Remote – First Production PCB“) is ready, and it is looking good:
INTRO Robot Remote – First Production PCB
After the first prototype (see “Prototype of Wireless Remote Controller with NXP Kinetis K20“), we have received the boards and populated a first PCB to verify everything is working properly.
Adding a Touch LCD to the Raspberry Pi 2
I use my Raspberry Pi’s usually with an external VGA or HDMI monitor. How cool would it be to use a touch LCD screen instead?