* your mileage may vary

Sunday, 13 November 2016

ESP8266 with Sainsmart 7-Segment Serial Display

Combined ESP8266 with Sainsmart 7-Segment Serial Display.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Pi Radio - New Version Under Jessie

New Version of Pi-Radio running under Jessie.  Removed Pygame, some buttons, button size is larger and I rotated the screen 180 for better placement.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Beaglebone Black (BBB) with tft_320qvt Touchscreen Parallel Bus

Steps to Wire and Configure the TFT_320QVT touch screen using the BBB parallel bus.  There are lots of examples for the SPI bus, but I thought it could be interesting to try the parallel bus. 
For the touchscreen, I had trouble to load the DT overlay via the command line but was able to get it to work via uEnv.txt.  I don' know why it is like this, but I've raised the question here:  https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/beagleboard/gOynYr8fgns

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Arduino Uno with Sainsmart 32 (TFT_QVT)

Basic Hello World with 320x240 TFT on Arduino Uno - used as basis to test for my BBB.  Full credit to http://www.craigandheather.net/docs/ContemplatorArticle.pdf

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Jessie, Pygame and TFT touch screens (Raspberry Pi) and Calibration

It has been raining a lot so I tried to update my Pi-radio project.  It doesn't work and I'd been better off standing outside in the rain.  The calibration is way-off and the touch screen is unusable at best.  I suspect a lot of people will be in this situation.

Jessie, SystemD, Debian auto login to Console (Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone Black)

Steps to allow auto login under Jessie/Debian