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by cluttonfred
Tue May 19, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Microview Support
Topic: Microview compass?
Replies: 10
Views: 3938

Re: Microview compass?

Thanks, much of this is beyond me at the moment but there is a lot of food for thought. If I2C is really not a reliable technology for distances of a few feet or so, then perhaps the central controller concept is not the best for this application. With indvidual microcontrollers like the Arduino Pro...
by cluttonfred
Tue May 19, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Microview Support
Topic: Microview compass?
Replies: 10
Views: 3938

Re: Microview compass?

Thanks, scotta, I am still learning so this is all very helpful. I guess that there are still quite a few things to figure out for the central processor and slave display concept.... 1) Do the components that I would like to use all allow a sufficent number of I2C address options to avoid the use of...
by cluttonfred
Mon May 18, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Microview Support
Topic: Microview compass?
Replies: 10
Views: 3938

Re: Microview compass?

Thanks, then as long as the sensor and LEDs are running off the I2C lines then the rotary encoder and button should be no problem. On a related note, I have been very interested to learn just how many devices can be run off an I2C data bus. It seems to me that you could use a single central controll...
by cluttonfred
Sun May 17, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Microview Support
Topic: Microview compass?
Replies: 10
Views: 3938

Re: Microview compass?

Thanks. I know that the Neopixels, OLED or segmented LED display and barometric sensor are all available in I2C versions, so that should help, not sure about the rotary encoder. PS--On the rated life of OLED displays, 10,000 hours is about five overhauls in an airplane, or 500,000 miles in a car ave...
by cluttonfred
Sat May 16, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Microview Support
Topic: Microview compass?
Replies: 10
Views: 3938

Microview compass?

Hi, I am looking at solutions for small, simple car/boat/airplane gauges and starting with something simple--a compass. I am thinking that a Microview in the center of a 16-Neopixel LED ring would provide a nice combination of a digital readout on the screen and an analog indication of which way is ...
by cluttonfred
Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ready-made round gauge enclosures?
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Ready-made round gauge enclosures?

Thanks, Lyndon. I have found "blanking plates" or "cover plates" in plastic or aluminum used to fill in an empty space in an instrument panel that could be driller or dremelled to suit, but I was hoping to find a complete enclosure. One option might be to put the microcontroller, sensors, backup bat...
by cluttonfred
Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ready-made round gauge enclosures?
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Ready-made round gauge enclosures?

Thanks, johnfinx, but the ones in the link are pods in which to mount gauges, not the enclosures/housings for the gauges themselves. Plus aircraft sizes are usually 3 1/8" (80mm) or 2 1/4" (57mm) diameter and are mounted through the instrument panel not on a bracket or in a separate pod. A little po...
by cluttonfred
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:55 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Anybody home?
Replies: 3
Views: 3536

Re: Anybody home?

Thanks, Valen, I guess that I am used to more active groups. I would have thought that a display that works in sunlight or finding the right enclosure would be fairly common topics. I'll stand by, no worries.
by cluttonfred
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Anybody home?
Replies: 3
Views: 3536

Anybody home?

I've posted two threads, about 50 views, not one reply to either. "Is this thing on?"
by cluttonfred
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ready-made round gauge enclosures?
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Ready-made round gauge enclosures?

I have in mind a project to create custom Arduino-driven gauges in the standard 3 1/8" (80mm) and 2 1/4" (57mm) round sizes used in aircraft, boats, kit cars, etc. These are generally rear-mounted through a sheet metal instrument panel or may be front mounted in a thicker panel, in which case the "W...
by cluttonfred
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sunlight-readable gauge display?
Replies: 0
Views: 442

Sunlight-readable gauge display?

Hello, all. I am new to Arduino and am waiting for my Sparkfun starter kit to arrive, but in the meantime I have a few questions. My eventual goal is to create open-source Arduino-driven gauges for boats and homebuilt aircraft with a standardized display applicable to multiple types of gauge. The da...