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Digilent Shield Brings Multi-Touch Display to Arduino

Andrew Back
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Open source (hardware and software!) advocate, Treasurer and Director of the Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation, organiser of Wuthering Bytes technology festival and founder of the Open Source Hardware User Group.

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July 31, 2018 07:48

I wouldn't mind seeing 1.5in, or even a 1.7in version of this display; there are a number of Arduino-based 3D printers out there that could benefit from a more advanced control panel.

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July 30, 2018 14:42

I have played with several display devices similar to this one, 4D Systems produce some nice ones too. I find displays with on board processing generally have faster frame rates. Have you tried any animations? If so what's the ghosting like?

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July 30, 2018 14:42

Great idea, great product, terrible price. Have a great day.

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December 2, 2017 13:32

@TraylorHead Yes, the CPU offload is a nice touch and it makes perfect sense given the low cost and power consumption of moderately powerful MCUs these days, with the software support provided feeling pretty comprehensive too.

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November 27, 2017 14:19

My next project is going to be using a touch screen, this may be the place to start possible. Nice article and seems simple enough to include in a project with it handling it's own CPU load and graphic file loading and generation.

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November 9, 2017 10:12

Hi Andrew
Very informative article.

If you were to sandwich the Digilent Arduino PMOD adapter (at RS stock no 136-8283) between the PIC and the display, you could also plug in up to 3 of the peripheral modules to enable a wide range of sensing and control applications. Notes on the available PMODs and Arduino R3 shield compatibility are available in the technical documents on that RS page.
Look forward to seeing more along these lines.

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