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This is the PCB design for my first G120 design. After checking it out to check for any errors, I’ll be firing this off to get the PCB’s made.
It’s a 5" LCD with capacitive touch and 800x480 display.
It’s part of a large 3 display clock I am working on. There will be 3 of these boards, albeit, only one with the WiFi interface.
The WiFi is for receiving sensor data from the home automation system so I can display temperature, humidity etc.
The boards communicate with each other using CAN bus. This is used, among other things, to syncronise the clocks and to change the display type etc.
I have designed a nice aluminium panel for it and the only part I am now trying to get made is the back box. I want to get this made in a hard wood. I have a local guy who makes beautiful teak furniture so trying to see if he can do this bit for me.
Appreciate any thoughts?
SoM Technology: https://www.ghielectronics.com/technologies/system-on-module
Thanks Gus. It’s actually a hobby project but I plan to use the board and the LCD for commercial use once I have it developed and working but not as a 3 display unit (unless of course someone wants to buy this clock ?)
I do this a lot with new ideas, where I build a board and do the development in my spare time and then when I have it work, I move it to a commercial project use. After all, I work for myself
We wish you a great success and thanks for sharing your project.
The boards arrived today from DFRobot and just waiting for the remaining parts to arrive so I can assemble the rest of the board.
G120 fits OK and I’ll test this tomorrow with the USB. Only soldered enough pins for a quick test
Hand soldered the LCD connector but can’t test the LCD until the rest of the backlight parts arrive.
Can’t wait to get this first one tested and then build the other 2 boards and start coding for it.
PS… I did spot that the 3D model of the WiFi module is the wrong way around but the PAD arrangement is correct so only a visual error in the library part which I will fix.
Funny, we’ve made a board with almost exactly the same components
The boards arrived today from DFRobot and just waiting for the remaining parts to arrive so I can assemble the rest of the board.[/quote]
Sounds like a happy day for you
excellent, keep us updated please.