the LCDuino is born!
first batch of beta-test boards for LCDuino-1 just went out (to get made) today!
above, is the 3d model of what an assembled unit should look like.
this is the flip-side of the board:
and here is a real prototype, connected up to the lcd panel:
parts list (visual): www.flickr.com/photos/linux-works/3947809618/
I worked with Ti (AMB Labs) on this project. this is a joint LinuxWorks/AMB design. the beautiful pc board routing is due to AMB's expertise in this area.
functional design items of interest: i2c driver for LCD display; realtime clock chip (with supercap backup); spacious proto-hole area for custom app-specific circuits; onboard reset switch; onboard power LED and pin13 LED; standard FTDI download usb cable support; 2 layer ground-plane pc board.
form factor is exactly the same as the 16x2 hitachi standard LCD displays.
more details to come, including beta-test program and boards (and full kits) that you can buy and build.
watch the related websites for more info:
(AMB will be selling these in his e-store once they're in production).
link to PCB layout (top and bottom layer but no ground-plane pour):
the announcement of our joint project, on head-fi: www.head-fi.org/forums/f6/lcduino-1-i-o-processor-447607/