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1  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Want to try .NET -- Netduino or Panda? on: May 18, 2011, 10:52:52 pm
I want to try .NET programming. Should I get a Netduino or a Panda II?

Their specs look almost identical. They both claim to be pin-compatible with Arduino. Panda has some extra digital I/O and an SD card slot. They're both 3.3v chips. Am I missing anything? Does one have better support, better community, or better collection of libraries?

Sorry to ask here, but I can't go to their forums and get an unbiased answer.

http://www.netduino.com/netduino/
http://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/256
2  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Display for Direct Sunlight on: May 17, 2011, 10:11:17 pm
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but they update the screen too slowly.
Can you state your requirements

- readable: in sunlight
- refresh rate:
- color/BW: X
- size in pixels:
- interface:
- touch: yes
- weigth:
- other?

- readable: in sunlight
- refresh rate: 0.1s
- color/BW: doesn't matter
- size in pixels: doesn't matter
- interface: preferably one that's supported by an existing library
- touch: yes
- weight: doesn't matter
- size: 2.5"-4.0"

I'll be using it to display measurements (temperature, humidity). I want to put some 1" tall number on a bright screen so it's legible in direct sunlight.
3  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Display for Direct Sunlight on: May 17, 2011, 02:24:10 pm
google found a few:

http://www.allshore.com/lcd_displays/tft_modules.asp
http://www.tianma-usa.com/index.php?mod=productmgr&task=product&export_excel=true&idcat=3
http://www.alpincorp.com/sunreadlcd.html

the down side is that they all require RGB inputs which is probably too complicated for me.
4  Using Arduino / Displays / Display for Direct Sunlight on: May 16, 2011, 01:58:36 pm
I need a graphical display that's usable in direct sunlight. It looks like I need a transflective model, but I don't see any on sparkfun or adafruit or 4Dsystems.

I'm looking for a high quality display, not the cheapest. Monochrome or color is good. Don't monochrome displays usually have higher contrast which would be more usable in direct sunlight? Touch screen would be awesome.

I looked at e-ink displays, but they update the screen too slowly.

Where can I buy one?

Any recommendations for brand or model?
5  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: 4D LABS μLCD-32PT(SGC) 3.2” Serial LCD Display Module Arduino Library on: May 12, 2011, 01:54:57 pm
How do you guys like this screen? How does it compare to the iPhone's screen? How usable is it in direct sunlight?
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