Albeit, without any sun out to try charging, but it’s (only the LEDs — note CHGD indicator fail) running merrily off the battery.
Let’s hope for a break of sun tomorrow.
My boards have arrived from China, and they’re better than expected! A more in-depth review to follow.
One step in the evolution to the new form of human beings.
Rewind to September and I was finishing my first solo project with the Teensy. After completing the tutorials, this was my first project in Arduino C++. It’s made up of two rows of 3 white LEDs that cycle on and off to create a marquee effect. A push button swaps the direction and a potentiometer adjusts the speed of the loop.
It’s alive! No explosions or burns. *phew*
Using Peter Loveday’s adapted Adafruit GFX library from the PJRC forums, I was able to test my 1.8″ 128 by 160 pixels at millions of colours for $6 shipped from China. It performed well. I was able to display some text and run through the benchmark program. The TFT is to be used in creating a mini projector.