Introduction: TinyScreen Assembly

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Today we will be looking at the TinyScreen Basic kit. We will be showing the assembly of the boards, and some codes to test out on our TinyScreen, so let get started!

Components Used:

  • TinyScreen Basic Kit: link
  • TinyDuino Processor: link
  • USB TinyShield: link
  • TinyScreen: link

Step 1: Materials

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The TinyScreen Basic kit comes with a TinyScreen, USB TinyShield, TinyDuino Processor (with lithium battery charging support), and a lithium polymer battery. The Basic kit can be found on our Kickstarter page here.

Step 2: Assembly

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To assemble your TinyScreen module simply stack the three boards on top of each other as shown in the pictures above.

Step 3: Charging the Battery

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To charge the battery, plug the battery into the TinyDuino, and stack the USB board on top of the processor. When the boards have been put together, connect the USB board to your computer. An amber light will turn on and your battery will start charging!

Step 4: Programming the TinyScreen

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The TinyScreen has a GPIO that lets us talk to it using I2C format, as well as 4 buttons along the side of the screen. Here we have some basic programs for your TinyScreen, the first of which is a fun little test demonstration. The second program posted can be used for displaying static text like in the picture above. The third program is a flappy bird demo played by using any of the four buttons on the side of the TinyScreen. These sketches can be downloaded to your computer, or directly uploaded to your TinyDuino processor board from the embedded Codebender plugin. Before programming, the proper drivers must be installed to detect the COM ports. These drivers must be installed before downloading any codes from the codebender plugin. The drivers needed can be found here.


Comments

arcangeld (author)2015-07-08

Is there a way to get a HDMI input for this tiny screen?

Btw, great work. Its inspiring me to make all sorts of stuff.

leash9418 (author)2015-05-31

cool

TinyCircuits (author)2015-03-27

Pedro - yes, we did end up changing the name since there are some unique things in our library for our board that are different than the standard SSD1331 based boards. Codebender has the TinyScreen library installed, and you can find the latest libraries here

https://github.com/TinyCircuits/TinyCircuits-TinyS...

There are also a number of samples available on Codebender that should work as is, like the Flappy Bird demo, we also have brightness control that may be washing out the images.

Thanks,

TinyCircuits

PedroR12 (author)2015-03-26

Nice, but, where is the TinyScreen.h file? It seems that the SSD1331.h and the SSD1331.cpp may have become TinyScreen.h and TinyScreen.cpp. I can compile the code now, it executes, but I get the error "Low memory available, stability problems may occur." and the converted images look somewhat washed when compared with the same images displayed on another SSD1331. Any ideas?

Dark Wolf (author)2015-02-05

Nice.

JavaProgrammer (author)2015-02-05

cool! I saw the tiny screen a while ago and thought it was so cool.

tomatoskins (author)2015-02-05

The uses of this tiny screen are endless! Best of luck with your Kickstarter!

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