LCDuino-1: our new integrated LCD/Arduino board goes to manufacturing!

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:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/linux-works/3942852621/

 

and here is a real prototype, connected up to the lcd panel:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/linux-works/3853790761/

 

www.flickr.com/photos/linux-works/3854583140

 

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:

 

www.netstuff.org/audio

 

www.amb.org/audio

 

(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):

 

www.flickr.com/photos/linux-works/3942234570/

 

the announcement of our joint project, on head-fi: www.head-fi.org/forums/f6/lcduino-1-i-o-processor-447607/

 

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Taken on September 21, 2009