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3.5" LCD touchscreens: Now Available for $10 each.
2011-03-04 - 13:57:48
edited 2011-03-04 - 13:57:48
Chuck from Mountain King Technologies just sent me a laser cut acrylic enclosure for the PTP.
I know I made it very difficult for him with the board layout... But, somehow, he pulled it off.
As a bonus, it's also a 3D puzzle
, but it only took me 15 minutes to solve it...
Anyway, great job Chuck! And thanks!
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2011-03-04 - 14:11:44
edited 2011-03-04 - 14:11:44
That looks pretty cool. Is it for sale? Do you have a URL for Mountain King Technologies?
I found it myself. I made a typo in my first Google search which is why I didn't find it right off the bat.
Here's the URL:
2011-03-05 - 05:28:43
edited 2011-03-05 - 05:28:43
BTW: I've started looking into ways to use these screens with less pins...
One thing I noticed right away is that the VSYNC and HSYNC signals aren't really used in the mode the driver defaults to: "DE" mode.
Anyway, if you want to recover P16 and P17 for other purposes, use the the driver in the attached example.
If I ever to a redesign, I think I can recover even more pins. In that case, I'll use P16 and P17 to increase the color depth from 6-bit to 8-bit. That will expand the color range past the TV driver...
PTP_GraphicsDemo_FreeP16P17 - Archive [Date 2011.03.05 Time 08.19].zip
2011-03-05 - 08:58:51
edited 2011-03-05 - 08:58:51
I just got one of these, too, in the fluorescent blue color. The build instructions seemed a bit tricky to digest at first, but it looks fantastic when it's put together and it's so nice to finally have a home for the PTP! Thanks a lot Rayman for the PTP and thanks Chuck for the enclosure!
2011-03-05 - 10:54:23
edited 2011-03-05 - 10:54:23
Here's a picture of my PTP in its home.
There's a second Prop in there to monitor the keypad, encoders, RF link, Wii Nunchuck connector, etc.
It's main purpose is to control some custom lab equipment but I also use it to control robots and soon TVs and and other IR devices.
There is room in there for a battery, I just haven't put one in yet. (Probably a two cell LiPo.)
I know a keypad is redundant on a touchscreen, but hey, I like buttons.
Sorry about the picture quality. If I used a flash, it washed out the screen.
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2011-03-06 - 04:12:44
edited 2011-03-06 - 04:12:44
Duane, looks neat, thanks for sharing the photo!
I'd also like to do a touchscreen remote control someday...
2011-03-06 - 05:10:37
edited 2011-03-06 - 05:10:37
are these still available?
2011-03-06 - 07:26:51
edited 2011-03-06 - 07:26:51
Yes, very. See my website for more info. I've also started shipping the "PTP shield" to GadgetGangster.com to sell...