Here are a few useful commands for trimming excess information from the end of files downloaded by get_iplayer. The commands make use of 3 standard utilities that should be included on any linux distribution. They are find, rename and sed. You will need to have some understanding of regular expressions to work out how the […]
In line with the reduction in Memory LCD prices since I started making my breakout boards, I have reduced the prices of the various Memory LCD Breakout Boards that I am selling. The new prices are: 96 x 96 pixel, 1.35″, PNLC Sharp Memory LCD Breakout Board (5V ONLY) Was £36.50, now £26.50 96 x […]
It’s taken me a while but I’ve just noticed that Engineering.com featured my breakout boards back in July in an article on Memory LCDs. In other news, I’m currently experimenting with getting images and video onto Memory LCDs. I should have an article about it finished in around a week.
Just a quick update on progress as I’ve not posted anything in a while. The very hot weather in July made it difficult for me to spend much time up in my ‘lab’, which being a converted loft spent much of the time so hot as to be unusable. It was in the mid/high 30s […]
Several customers of my Sharp Memory LCD breakout boards have asked me what microcontroller it is best to use to control a Memory LCD. It’s a good question and one which requires consideration of several different aspects of a microcontroller’s specification. SRAM and Framebuffers: The first question is: Do you want to create and hold […]
This is a really quick and simple hack that really improves the take-off behaviour of the R10 when carrying a large battery. I’ve been using larger 5000 mAh Turnigy batteries on my R10 and these have caused havoc when mounted on the original battery mounting plate. The problem was that upon taking off, the quad […]
This weekend I ported my Arduino library for the Sharp Memory LCD breakout boards I’m selling to the Raspberry Pi. At the moment, I have the short demo running successfully although the code does need (and will be receiving) further improvement. However, it’s already great to see how smooth the demo runs on it, with […]