Still quite new to this, but I have had some success playing around with the arduino.
I have a couple of UNO's, an R3 and an R2, as well as a MEGA R3.
I walked into radio shack today and saw all kinds of new shields on the rack, as an impulse i bought a few of the cooler ones ( overpaid, i know
One of them being the seeed studio TFT touch shield.
First sketch I tried loading was for the touch screen, right away i got an error message from the IDE ( 1.0 ) about non ASCII characters. So I went into the folder and replaced all the "-"s in the folder name with "_"s. This seemed quite strange to me, so my first question i guess is why would they name the files one is required to download such that arduino wont recognise them? is this a 1.0 issue?
I loaded the code to a UNO R2 board
Then I wanted to try the TFT examples, had to do the same re-naming, also had to load the https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-GFX-Library
So, now the code compiles and loads just fine, but nothing happens. If I open up serial monitor,
I see the following;
unknown driver chip 202
Then Nothing happens on TFT
Now I have gone to the wiki page and tried to download the libraries that are labled for the 1.0 IDE, but they come up as corrupt. I am assuming that this TFT uses a driver chip that is not in the library that I have, but this just seems wierd to me, why sell a product at a national retail store and not provide the required library support for it. Am I missing something here?
Has anyone else gotten this shield to work with the UNO?