LED Train Timetable
Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:11 PM
In case you hadn't seen this, I thought this setup was pretty cool. Using an Arduino microcontroller board and an Organic LED (OLED) display screen, along with some custom code (readily available for download), Dan at the online maker shop Adafruit put together a railroad station timetable screen using a frame made out of Lego bricks. It's not hard to imagine this being updated in real-time with all kinds of cool information (actual time, train status from NXT sensors or homemade components, etc.). You could even modify this to be a TV, a control panel in a railroad control yard or a panel in a corporate datacenter, nuclear reactor, etc.
Here's a link to the write-up and instructions for making your own:
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:01 AM
Currently it is done on Arduino microcontroller, but I wonder whether it is possible to connect OLED to NXT. Can anyone suggest a solution?
Also, wires and boards looks a bit bulky. Is it possible to minimize it sizes?
Edited by TheBrickster, 11 July 2012 - 01:36 PM.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:54 PM
I'm not an expert, but I think SPI interface would be difficult with NXT.
You could try an I2C OLED display and connect it to one of the sensor ports. Example "SeeedStudio Grove OLED Display 128*64" (new member, can't post links yet). It's monochrome, but I assume it would work with 4.3V
Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:58 PM
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