Nokia Pi LCD + Switch Shield board


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by texy » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:49 pm
Hi,
I have for sale a 'shield' type add on board for the Pi with the following features :

Nokia 3310/5110 type display with white backlight LED (PWM controllable).
5 switches.
GPIO breakout port - wire unused GPIO lines to your other hardware.
Fits within the Pi's footprint (give or take a couple of millimeters :) )

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Sample python test code available here : viewtopic.php?f=32&t=32183&p=277004#p277004

Price will be £12 plus postage, which is £3.65 within the UK, £4.25 in Europe, £4.75 rest of the world.

Please PM me for availability. I take payment via paypal only and I can usually only post on Saturdays.

Many thanks,
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by RaTTuS » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:13 am
Excellent...
my plans for world domination continue!
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by axelsson » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:11 am
Very interesting and it would fit my project perfectly.
I'm building a magnetometer and I'm going to use the Pi to do the processing but I needed a simple display for the system to display measurements and settings.

I just registered to be able to PM you about it but as a new user I'm not allowed to send PM... :cry:
Could you contact me on my email instead? axelsson@acc.umu.se

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by DK77 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:14 am
Hi Texy,

I am also interested, but find myself in the same position as axelsson that I am unable to PM you due to being a new user

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by texy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:22 am
PM sent ;)
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by RaTTuS » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:16 am
OK - works fine as a replacement for the original style ones ;-p
plugged into my old 256Mb Rpi issue one, no problems all working [well not tested the buttons yet but display works]

a small though about the next version - if to be used on a model A then you'll need a support where the NIC socket is if you get it right then you should be able to use one of the NIC adapter holes ;)
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by texy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:39 am
Good point RaTTuS. I'll consider that for Rev 3. Rev 2 has already been sent to the fab.
Remember for the switches, you HAVE to enable the pull down resistors for full functionality. I didn't want to use external resistors, so that it wouldn't interfer with the 'expansion' GPIO port lines.
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by domesday » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:27 pm
You could always cut a notch out where the composite connector is so the board will sit flatter.
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by texy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:48 pm
Very true - I,d have to do the same for the composite video connector too.

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by RaTTuS » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:51 pm
it rests nicely on the NIC,
the Composite is Ok .. just a little high
but it does mean you have a back to press against

I quite like the white LED as opposed to the blue ...
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by dirkhooft » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:31 pm
i'd be delighted to order one as soon as i can PM you after my fresh reg to this forum,
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by DK77 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:48 am
Recieved my board prompty, and managed to get it working quickly and without problems using the sample code giving in the link (managed to get the obligatory 'Hello World' to display). Board sits nice and neatly above the Pi, its an excellent board, that does what it says on the tin.

My project is building a QR reader that can update a database and accept an input from a numeric keyboard. A full display is more than I need so I looked to see how easy it is to build a small display, but got lost very quickly. Then discovered this post and is pefect for my project.

Good work Texy, many thanks
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by dixonticonderoga » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:32 pm
Hi texy, I'm thinking of starting a project that will have my pi in a wooden box, with a screen attached to the inside of the lid, so I have to open the box to see it. Your board seems like it could be very helpful. Is there anyway to get it so that the lcd is separate from the board with the buttons, but connected to it by wires? That way I could have the board with the buttons attached to the pi, and the lcd separately mounted on the inside of the lid.
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by texy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:08 pm
Hi,
well I do sell a display attached to the Pi with a ribbon cable -
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=9814

However this doesn't have any buttons. You could use the display board, and wire you own buttons somehow. How big will the box be - are the buttons i use on the shield the right kind of size?

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by dixonticonderoga » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:56 pm
Hmm I did see that one. I couldn't tell if that one was easily mountable. Would I be able to get at the mounting holes?
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by texy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:05 pm
It depends on how thick your box lid is...........and your DIY skills :D
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by dixonticonderoga » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:41 am
That cable is coming straight out of the back of that LCD board, isn't it? :x
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by texy » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:02 am
Yes but I also have a right angled connector I could fit so that it comes out either up or down.
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by psiekl » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:43 am
Hey texy,

I'd like to buy one of these, but I'm a new user on this forum so I can't PM you, can you PM me please?

Cheers
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by semtex » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:48 am
Hello Texy

Is it possible to buy your kit with everything minus the display as I already have one?

Thanks
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by texy » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:22 am
psiekl wrote:Hey texy,

I'd like to buy one of these, but I'm a new user on this forum so I can't PM you, can you PM me please?

Cheers
Piotr

Hi,
you should be able to PM me now.
Cheers,
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by texy » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:18 am
semtex wrote:Hello Texy

Is it possible to buy your kit with everything minus the display as I already have one?

Thanks
Ian


Yes of course. There are a couple of different designs of display, so I,ll need to check that your display pin-outs matches my pcb.
This is what mine look like :
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by semtex » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:36 am
Hi Texy

Mine is different. The pinout is:

1 - GND
2 - VCC
3 - CLK
4 - DIN
5 - D/C
6 - CS
7 - RST
8 - LED

Do you have an equivalent PCB for this layout?

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by texy » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:44 am
Sorry I don't, but you'll only be saving a couple of £'s. :)
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by ColinD » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:37 am
This may come in useful if you have a Nokia 3310 LCD from Texy (got mine, it's awesome). I’ve just ported large font creation to Python because I could only find it defined in C:

http://www.rasptut.co.uk/files/raspberry-pi-nokia3310-lcd.php

has all the details and a link back to the original source.

Each large character is displayed over 3 rows (6 pixels per row). I’ve included a couple of functions to render the characters as well to take all the pain away. So with that all installed just call largetext(‘Hello World’) and you’ll be.. well.. saying hello to the world.

Hope that's useful to someone
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