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New year comming… New devices… New Projects

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The of the year is coming, and a lot of ideas bring to my head. During this year I change my work line from Microchip PIC 18F Family MCUs (like PIC18LF2520, PIC18LF2620 and PIC18LF14K50) to PIC24F Family (PIC24FJ32GA002, PIC24FJ64GA002, PIC24FJ256GB106). It’s a lot easer work on 16bit cores. My list of benefits:

  • More portable code;
  • Better  code optimization;
  • Free compiler, without restrictions;
  • PIC24F Family is pin compatible with other family devices, so if you need more flash only you need is change the MCU;

2010 was the year of Arduino for most hobbyists. I’ve to confess that I don’t like much Arduino, but I’ve some Arduino’s and some shields too. I don’t understand very well what happens, but I’m not very comfortably with libraries. I think that is because Arduino try to be “much” friendly to non-electronic people. That’s “friendly” you can see on libraries: SD card access, OLED access, RFID access, all stuf very very very easy and directly, but don’t made by you. I don’t like to “rediscover the wheel”, but I like some control about what happen.

But even with this opinion, I’ve a project with Arduino for next year.

In this week I receive a lot of new devices, like:

  • new OLEDs (SSD1339 controller, very smart, with graphic accelerated functions);
  • new TFT LCDs (SSD1289 controller, not so smart);
  • new 16bits MCUs (PIC24HJ64GP502, PIC24HJ128GP502 and PIC24FJ64GA102);
  • new 32bits MCUS (ARM STM32);

I’ve doing great goals in this projects, but all of them still very young yet. But see the photos above and conclude that they are very nice:

TFT LCD SSD1289 Controller - some problems with pixel functions yet.

128x128 OLED Board from SparkFun (with SSD1339 Controller) - 65k colors ok, but 262k colors tsc tsc... little bit hard...

MicroStick from Microchip - Learning PIC24H MCUs next year



Written by forrequi

December 23, 2010 at 19:50

Posted in electronic, LCD, OLED, personal

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  1. Olá!

    Seu site está ficando cada vez mais bonito! Parabéns!
    Estou aos poucos preenchendo o meu com conteúdo (a parte mais difícil! rs).

    Desejo a vc um ótimo 2011 com muitos projetos!


    January 17, 2011 at 02:59

  2. eu gostaria de com par para mim aprender.
    eu tou com o pic 16f877A

    fleviton valerio

    February 8, 2011 at 00:56

  3. How did you connect this lcd to the arduino without a shield? can you let me know the schematic? (for ssd1289)


    October 24, 2011 at 13:53

  4. Hi Forrequi,

    Can I ask you which PIC you used for this project and what complier you used?

    Guido from Argentina.

    Guido Kaleka

    March 16, 2012 at 14:53

  5. I am with a tft 3.2 + sd1289 and i can turn on (turn black), but i can’t set a pixel !!!! Do you have any tips to me? thanks!!!

    Kairo Tavares

    July 4, 2012 at 14:34

    • Oi Kairo. O código que possuo ficou com o desenvolvimento incompleto, mas posso enviar para você. Estou viajando a trabalho no momento e assim que estiver em casa eu o envio. Ok?


      July 4, 2012 at 15:16

      • Muito obrigado, ja testei todos os pinos e não é falha de hardware, deve ser alguma configuração besta.
        Apos o comando do registrador 11 ele fica preto, logo, aparentemente, esta funcionando os comandos.
        Obrigado pela ajuda!!!

        Kairo Tavares

        July 4, 2012 at 17:05

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