LCD TV Table – Inprogress

Having a coffee table with a TV screen in it doesn’t serve any real purpose, but if you have an unused, trashed, coffee table and 80cm LCD TV, it cant hurt to merge the two. The table is a brown Ikea coffee table from the Markor range. I haven’t got any product links for it. I’m assuming it’s discontinued. The TV/monitor is an Panasonic 80cm LCD with 2x HDMI inputs. The media player is a 512MB Raspberry Pi running Openelec (Kodi). The table was in the Mancave for a while and had oil and glue over it. It was roughly Continue Reading →

Wireless Touchscreen LED Strip Controller

For Christmas I installed 20M (4 x 5M) of RGB LED strips, and 1 RGB spotlight under our patio, I then used the WIFI to 2.4GHz bridge (V4) (same used here) to connect them to the network in 2 groups. Now they can be turned on using our phones, etc… But I don’t carry my phone with me everywhere so this seemed fun but short sighted… With the ESP8266, a Touch screen, and 3.3v Arduino mini pro, I was able to create a wireless touch screen controller for the Christmas lights. Note: There is one caveat; it’s slow. This is Continue Reading →

2.4″ 240×320 SPI Touch ILI9341 3.3V

This is a notes post for future reference Description: Cheap eBay color LCD display Resolution: 240×320 Size: 2.4″ Driver: ILI9341 (Display), ads7843 compatible (Touch). Colors: 16bit Voltage: 3.3v or 5v (only tried 3.3) Libraries: SPI, Adafruit_ILI9341 (Display), UTouch (Touch). CODE: #include “SPI.h” #include “Adafruit_GFX.h” #include “Adafruit_ILI9341.h” #include <UTouch.h> #define TFT_CS 10 #define TFT_DC 9 Adafruit_ILI9341 tft = Adafruit_ILI9341(TFT_CS, TFT_DC); UTouch  myTouch( 6, 5, 4, 3, 2); … void setup() { … tft.begin(); tft.setRotation(1); myTouch.InitTouch(); myTouch.setPrecision(PREC_MEDIUM); … Pins: Touch T_IRQ – pin 2 T_DO – pin 3 T_DIN – pin 4 T_CS – pin 5 T_CLK – pin 6 Display SDO(MISO) Continue Reading →

ST7735 LCD 128×160 with Arduino

This is a notes post for future reference These LCD’s arrived during my 3rd order for the LCD’s with the red PCB. Although they use the same or at least compatible driver chips, the PCB is the wrong size for the mounting in the project I wanted to use them in. Lucky they were cheap and still handy for other projects. Description: Cheap eBay color LCD display Resolution: 128×160. Size: 1.8″ Driver: ST7735 Colors: 18bit ? Libraries: Adafruit_GFX, Adafruit_ST7735, SPI. CODE: #define sclk 13 #define mosi 11 #define cs   4 #define dc   8 #define rst  -1 Adafruit_ST7735 tft = Adafruit_ST7735(cs, Continue Reading →

ST7735 LCD 128×160 with Arduino

This is a notes post for future reference Description: Cheap eBay color LCD display Resolution: 128×160. Size: 1.8″ Driver: ST7735 Colors: 18bit ? Libraries: Adafruit_GFX, Adafruit_ST7735, SPI. CODE: #define sclk 13 #define mosi 11 #define cs   4 #define dc   8 #define rst  -1 Adafruit_ST7735 tft = Adafruit_ST7735(cs, dc, rst); tft.initR(INITR_BLACKTAB); tft.fillScreen(ST7735_BLACK); Pins: Display -> UNO SCLK -> 13 MOSI (SDA) -> 11 CS -> 4 DC (AO) -> 8 RST -> RESET VCC -> 5V GND -> GND LED -> 3.3v

SSD1306 OLED 128×64 with Arduino

This is a notes post for future reference Description: Cheap eBay monochrome OLED display Resolution: 128×64. Size: 0.96″ Driver: SSD1306 ? Libraries: U8glib (trying to get it to work with Adafruit_SSD1306.h). Code: //Uncomment this line from the examples: U8GLIB_SSD1306_128X64 u8g(U8G_I2C_OPT_NONE);    // I2C / TWI Pins: Display -> UNO SDA -> A4 SCK -> A5 GND -> GND VCC -> VCC (5V)