Raspberry Pi Library for Sharp Memory LCDs

I have now ported my Arduino library for controlling Sharp Memory LCDs to the Raspberry Pi. The extra memory and processing power available on the Pi certainly expand what you can do with this great little display. The lowly Arduino and even the 80 MHz ChipKIT did struggle to complicated process frames of data for […]

Selecting a Microcontroller to use with Memory LCDs

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 […]

Sharp Memory LCDs and the Raspberry Pi

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 […]

New case for the Raspberry Pi

The great ModMyPi case arrived for my Raspberry Pi today. I purchased the boring black one because it was cheaper and I knew I could brighten it up myself. I’ve picked out the embossed ModMyPi lettering with some gloss red enamel paint and added a Debian sticker from Linux Format.