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Title: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Mar 15, 2016, 05:25 am
This is my first post and yes I'm a noob.

Watched a bunch of your guys making wonderful things using Arduino's and thought "yes" I want to give that a try. Brought some hardware then realised I haven't a clue when it comes to software. Lol

So, do people who can create sketches sell(perhaps via a donation) them to people like myself that can't?
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: dannable on Mar 15, 2016, 09:01 am
Gigs & Collaborations section.

On the other hand, you could have a stab at it yourself, then if you get stuck ask in the 'programming' section.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: westfw on Mar 15, 2016, 10:28 am
Often, you can find sketches that people are giving away for free, that do ALMOST what you want. And modifying such a sketch can be much easier than writing it from scratch...
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: weedpharma on Mar 15, 2016, 01:00 pm
Often, you can find sketches that people are giving away for free, that do ALMOST what you want. And modifying such a sketch Canberra much easier than writing it from scratch...

Who had auto complete active? You Canberra given the wrong words.

Weedpharma
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: westfw on Mar 15, 2016, 04:11 pm
Fixed.  I hate typing on my iPad.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Robin2 on Mar 15, 2016, 09:44 pm
Fixed.  I hate typing on my iPad.

There are advantages to being poor  :)

...R
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Mar 15, 2016, 09:48 pm
Hi guys, thanks for your replies.

I'd love to be able to do it myself but after reading this forum I'm pretty sure I've "bitten off more than I can chew". At first it seemed reasonably easy watching you guys do it, respect where it's do, because it's not easy.

Gigs & Collaborations section it is. Maybe give it a go myself once I have something working that I can play around with.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Mar 15, 2016, 10:23 pm
I guess I should ask if what I'm hoping to do is possible before taking this any further.

How difficult would it be to have several remote battery powered sensors consisting of an XBee, Arduino Nano plus a sensor of some sort, ultrasonic, 3 axis accelerometer, camera, for example. Transmitting live data to be displayed and stored on a central battery powered device consisting of a 7 inch LCD touchscreen, Arduino Due, XBee and an SD card module?

It sounded easy when I told my friend about it. Think i should have looked into it more before telling him I'd give it a go.  :(
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: ChrisTenone on Mar 17, 2016, 03:59 am
You do realize that custom software is often expensive, right?
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: westfw on Mar 17, 2016, 09:27 am
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How difficult would it be to have several remote battery powered sensors consisting of an XBee, Arduino Nano plus a sensor of some sort
Doable.  Popular, even.   There are some specialized Arduino clones that make it easier, like Funnel IO ( or JeeNode (not a zigbee, but similar) ([url=http://jeelabs.org/2010/12/18/rethinking-the-arduino-hardware-interface/]http://jeelabs.org/2010/12/18/rethinking-the-arduino-hardware-interface/ (http://funnel.cc/[/url))

At this point in time, I'd be worrying about the choice of radio - Xbee seems is getting expensive compared to the low-cost BTLE and WiFi modules that have been coming out.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Mar 22, 2016, 04:07 pm
Doable.  Popular, even.   There are some specialized Arduino clones that make it easier, like Funnel IO ( or JeeNode (not a zigbee, but similar) ([url=http://jeelabs.org/2010/12/18/rethinking-the-arduino-hardware-interface/]http://jeelabs.org/2010/12/18/rethinking-the-arduino-hardware-interface/ (http://funnel.cc/[/url))

At this point in time, I'd be worrying about the choice of radio - Xbee seems is getting expensive compared to the low-cost BTLE and WiFi modules that have been coming out.

Thanks westfw.

Well at least I know its doable.

You do realize that custom software is often expensive, right?
Paying for someones time is never cheap, but I guess it would be worth it in the end. How expensive, tens, hundreds, thousands?
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: westfw on Mar 22, 2016, 05:43 pm
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How expensive, tens, hundreds, thousands?
That depends on whether you hire a professional SW developer to do something original from the ground up, or some slightly-experienced student arduino hacker that's willing to gather the existing free examples into something that almost works.  You can figure that a fully-burdened (ie some who makes their living as a consultant, and has to pay their own payroll taxes and business expenses) US-based professional embedded developer costs abotu $100k/y (call that $50/h.)  Less for non-US, less-professional...  Plus expenses, of course.
And it depends on how well you can explain what you want.  Because each time you go back and say "almost, now can you make it do Y" is more hours - potentially a LOT more hours if Y is much different than the starting goal.  People who haven't done SW development are typically not very good at defining software either, leading to frustration on both sides.

So ... hundreds to 10s of thousands, probably.

Now, you CAN be sneaky and see if you can get volunteers to "implement open source software for this neat idea", and maybe not spend anything - just look at what has been contributed to the (greater) arduino project for free.  I've done "will write code for toys" (send me hardware and I'll make it do stuff" projects that I thought worked out really well, plus "wouldn't it be nice if the bootloader did XX" and similar.   But ...

Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Mar 22, 2016, 07:43 pm
Well the hundreds of thousands is a definite no. Chances are someone has already made something similar and I could buy for hundreds and adapt it to my needs.
I like the idea of "getting volunteers to implement open source software for this neat idea" but I'd rather I at least understood what they were doing. I guess there's no easy way to do this unless I have money to burn, so for me a few months searching Google it is ...
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: westfw on Mar 22, 2016, 09:25 pm
Feel free to ask questions here, once you have things SOMEWHAT more focused and narrowed down.
Meanwhile, note that the forums have both a "sensors" category and a "networking" category...

The new-ish "Arduino 101" seems pretty sensor-oriented, and includes a BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) radio at a relatively low price.  BLE has the advantage that many tablets (and phones) already include it, since it's used by (for example) fitness/health monitors.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Mar 23, 2016, 04:55 pm
Ok, I've "jumped the gun" so to speak.

Thanks westfw.

I've brought a 7 inch touch display(MD070SD) which was delivered this morning and I've borrowed an Arduino Mega 2560 off a friend plus a half breadboard, a few other bits and a few cables.

I managed to install the Arduino software, connect my laptop to the Mega, install and run the simple "LED blink". I've also managed to connect a giro and temp module to it successfully.

Here's a question: do I need a shield to connect the display to the mega or can I connect it using the cables like I've seen some do on Youtube?

Edit.
And another: would a NodeMCU be a good idea for remote sensors?
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Robin2 on Mar 23, 2016, 06:56 pm
Here's a question: do I need a shield to connect the display to the mega or can I connect it using the cables like I've seen some do on Youtube?

Edit.
And another: would a NodeMCU be a good idea for remote sensors?
First - slow down. Don't keep jumping from one complex issue to another. Deal with them one by one. Otherwise the advice here will become hopelessly confused. And I don't mean that you should start another Thread. I mean you should get a solution to one problem and only then ask the next question about your project.

If you want advice about connecting the display you need to post a link to its datasheet.

...R
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Mar 23, 2016, 07:46 pm
Sorry, I'll slow down. Just asked about the NodeMCU as I plan to order a few things(hardware) in advance to use later on if they were suitable.

The display is a MD070SD - 7 Inch 800 x 480 TFT Touch LCD Display Module MCU Bus CPLD SDRAM For Arduino AVR STM32 ARM and HERE (https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj8yZ7Mx9fLAhVHpw4KHcvTAkkQFggdMAA&url=ftp%3A%2F%2Fimall.iteadstudio.com%2FTFT%2520LCM%2FIM130820001%2FDS_IM130820001.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGmmtF53vY0q4iSDVi0wnJtwEDnIA&sig2=kpvKIS2_Tob2xgnMusA-iw) is the datasheet.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Robin2 on Mar 23, 2016, 09:04 pm
The display is a MD070SD - 7 Inch 800 x 480 TFT Touch LCD Display Module MCU Bus CPLD SDRAM For Arduino AVR STM32 ARM
How is that going to work with a Mega?

...R
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Mar 23, 2016, 09:22 pm
How is that going to work with a Mega?

...R
I've no idea, that's why I asked?

I plan to use the display with an Arduino Due and shield that I ordered this morning but was hoping to practice a little first using a Mega. I'm guessing by your reply your saying I can't. But THIS (https://youtu.be/AptwGRbiyXo) guy managed it.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Robin2 on Mar 24, 2016, 12:11 pm
I'm guessing by your reply your saying I can't. But THIS (https://youtu.be/AptwGRbiyXo) guy managed it.
I was just reading what you posted.

If someone has done it then s/he is the person to ask.

...R
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Mar 25, 2016, 09:15 am
If someone has done it then s/he is the person to ask.

...R
Well obviously few people have already asked him, but he hasn't replied, that's why I asked for help here.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Mar 25, 2016, 10:33 pm
Arduino Due was delivered yesterday but the wife put in away safely and forgot to tell me until just ..  :smiley-confuse:

The shield for it hasn't turned up yet, guess it will be late next week now because of Easter weekend. My plan is to get 4 or 5 cheap NodeMCU remote sensors talking to the Arduino Due and display the info on the 7 inch screen I brought. Its a huge undertaking for me but I'm guessing a walk in the park for most of you guys.

Your help (nudges in the right direction) will be most welcome ..
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Robin2 on Mar 26, 2016, 09:19 am
Sorry. I know nothing about the Due or NodeMCU.

...R
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Mar 27, 2016, 09:44 pm
Sorry. I know nothing about the Due or NodeMCU.

...R
Neither do I ...  :smiley-red:

I guess we have to start somewhere and the bottom is as good a place as any ...  8)
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Robin2 on Mar 27, 2016, 10:30 pm
I guess we have to start somewhere and the bottom is as good a place as any ...  8)
You may have to, but I have no immediate interest in the Due or NodeMCU :)   :)

...R
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Mar 28, 2016, 01:00 am
You may have to, but I have no immediate interest in the Due or NodeMCU :)   :)

...R
When I said "we" I ment it as a general term for those of us that lack the knowledge, not "we" you and I.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: nickgammon on Mar 28, 2016, 04:10 am
I'll move this thread to the Due section for you.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Mar 28, 2016, 08:50 am
I'll move this thread to the Due section for you.

Thank you.

Maybe someone there has done something similar and can point me in the right direction.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: mrburnette on Mar 28, 2016, 02:59 pm
Ok, I've "jumped the gun" so to speak.
<...>
Do yourself a favor and write your requirements without using terms such as "Arduino", "NodeMCU", "Zigbee" ... what you want to do is explain in writing what must be accomplished.  In this case, the terms battery and wireless are critical; therefore, you must put statements into your writeup that states how long a remote sensor must last before the battery is changed (or, is it solar recharged?)  In the case of wireless, what is the distance?  Distance is important because BLE may be unreliable after 10 meters.

Then do your googling.  If you find something similar, then how similar ... give it a rating, 10% - 90%.  If you find 100%, go get a cold beer and order the device from you web-enable mobile phone.

At this point, you should have some idea of what the market has to offer and a really good idea of what you need done.  You should also know if the project is beyond your ability to construct and program ... most likely it is not.  But you may need help.  If your project is not top-secret, try finding someone at a local maker shop to assist you.  If you do have a top-secret project, you probably need to talk with an attorney to discuss how you need to proceed.  You can try and find some free web non-disclosure documents, but they may not be of the best quality.  Investors care dearly about such things!

<...>
How difficult would it be to have several remote battery powered sensors consisting of an XBee, Arduino Nano plus a sensor of some sort, ultrasonic, 3 axis accelerometer, camera, for example. Transmitting live data to be displayed and stored on a central battery powered device consisting of a 7 inch LCD touchscreen, Arduino Due, XBee and an SD card module?  <...>
What bothers me with the above is the "camera" inclusion and the term "live data."  You may want to lurk around some of the robotic sites as well as those sites that cater drones enabled with video.  These technologies have grown-up recently and are quiet capable and much less expensive than just a few years back.

Ray
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Mar 28, 2016, 04:13 pm
That's the sort of help I need. +1 Karma added, thank you Ray.

There's nothing top-secret about what I'm doing, just helping a friend and educating myself at the same time.

I'm hoping to start by having several battery powered wireless sensors, (nothing fancy, just cheap ones that come in Arduino kits, 3-Axis, Ultrasonic, temp, etc.). With a range of 50m or more (100m would be great), all linked to a battery powered hand held LCD(Touch) that displays the sensor readings. I've seen similar projects, weather stations, alarms, home automation for example. But I'd like to eventually expand on those idea's, perhaps add a camera and motor control later on.

Is the project beyond my ability to construct? Good question, I'm hoping not. I have no experience at all with Arduino or anything even remotely like it. Programming, understanding and writing code, is something I've always considered beyond my ability. As a 50 year old retired builder I guess its not the best time to start but I have some spare time so I'm giving it a go. On the plus side, I do have a little experience with batteries and plan to use 2 x 18650 cells in series(7.4v) to power everything.

I've been Googling, reading bits, trying to understand it. Have to admit, most of it means nothing to me but I read it a few times anyway, hoping something will "click" and make sense, which it occasionally does. As a result I've ordered a few parts I think are appropriate.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Ralph_S_Bacon on Mar 29, 2016, 11:44 am
So you're an Arduino noob. As were we all, once, of course.

That's why I've created a series of YouTube videos which you can watch, rewatch and learn from. That's how I started with the Arduino, some years ago now.

And you definitely need to slow down; try and get one or two things properly understood and then you will realise it's not rocket science, just a lot of stuff to understand. And no-one can possibly understand it all and not within a week!

I wrote my first blink LED program in assembler and worked up from there; I'm not suggesting for one second you do that but getting the Arduino to blink, then getting it to blink twice or three times can teach you more in one session than 100 questions on here!

Anyway, have a look at my YouTube channel and if you like what you see, subscribe so you don't miss future episodes. It's specifically designed for noobs who want to get their hands dirty  :)


URL in my signature below... Good Luck!
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: mrburnette on Mar 29, 2016, 02:51 pm
<...>
I'm hoping to start by having several battery powered wireless sensors, (nothing fancy, just cheap ones that come in Arduino kits, 3-Axis, Ultrasonic, temp, etc.). With a range of 50m or more (100m would be great), all linked to a battery powered hand held LCD(Touch) that displays the sensor readings. I've seen similar projects, weather stations, alarms, home automation for example. But I'd like to eventually expand on those idea's, perhaps add a camera and motor control later on.
<...>
I do have a little experience with batteries and plan to use 2 x 18650 cells in series(7.4v) to power everything.
Age 50 is a good time to start a 2nd hobby... things have changed lots from when I started building Knight Kits back in the 60's at age 12.  Just think about all the stuff you do not have to unlearn because it is practically needless unless you are repairing old tube radios  :o

So, 18650 really does not tell me anything other than the size of the battery... what one really needs to know is the true mAh rating (note that the Chinese manufacturers have a nasty habit of making outrageous claims about battery mAh ratings; but the true figure is more likely 3000mAh to 5000mAh.)

I'm going to assume for a moment that you just want to put out a sensor/sender and receive the data.  100 meters is beyond the best Bluetooth range, so you need to look at other RF technology.  WiFi is a possibility, but I'm going to let you do the research since the price range is broad.  When you do your investigation, consider two things: WiFi (2G/5G) is microwave and you need line-of-sight and secondly antennas can be built/purchased that are not omi-directional and can produce "gain" by directing the RF energy.

The next thing you need to know about RF senders is that the battery drain is significantly increased during the transmit event.  The more often you transmit, the higher the average drain and the less battery time before a recharge is necessary.  (Also, Lithium batteries must not totally drain ... the low-water mark is different for different chemistry makeup.)  RF bands are controlled by the country and in the U.S.A. that would be the FCC.  The unlicensed bands have strict power output maximums: read-up on this topic.  RF bands also have a lots to do with range and data bandwidth, but other than video, the stuff you are talking about is low-bandwidth.

Sending video is a very specialize use and you really need to read-up on this topic.  Slow-scan can be done with a microprocessor, but getting realtime (27 - 30 frames per second) will significantly cost you: power consumption, hardware costs, battery current draw, etc.  Again, lot of model and robot makers are into video and the area is very specialized.

I want you to look over a couple of RF+Arduino clones and read about performance, range, issues:
Moteino: http://lowpowerlab.com/blog/category/moteino/ (http://lowpowerlab.com/blog/category/moteino/)
JeeNode: http://jeelabs.net/projects/hardware/wiki/JeeNode (http://jeelabs.net/projects/hardware/wiki/JeeNode)

The reason for reviewing those links and doing some research is to determine if such inexpensive technology will work as packaged.  If not, the project must document why and move on to looking for a better fit.  Why is this necessary?  Well, simply to understand what "special sauce" will be necessary to create a perfect fit.  Finding the right widget means often eliminating the wrong widget... more specifically, narrowing down the must-have specifications.

A couple of years ago, I took a look at the RF12B units  (http://www.hackster.io/rayburne/hoperf-springs-eternal)with the idea of using them around the house.  I have since decided to use the ESP8266 as a separate network un-bound to my home WiFi.

As far a programming, you are alive, right?  Then you can program.  It will take a bit of time to work up to proficiency, but it is certainly not impossible or even hard.  What can be difficult sometimes is weeding through the noise to find an approach... or, an approach that you can understand.  One of the great issues with programming is how flexible approaches can be; which is to say there will likely always be individuals that will scream, "It could be done so much more efficiently!"

Good luck,

Ray (https://www.hackster.io/rayburne/projects)
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: ChrisTenone on Mar 30, 2016, 05:38 am
...

And you definitely need to slow down; try and get one or two things properly understood and then you will realise it's not rocket science, just a lot of stuff to understand.

...
Unless of course, you strap one onto a model rocket. Then it IS rocket science.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Ralph_S_Bacon on Mar 30, 2016, 08:55 am
Unless of course, you strap one onto a model rocket. Then it IS rocket science.
Can you send me the sketch for that, I want to try that one out!!! The first Arduino Uno in orbit sending back space data via I2C over a 433 Mhz radio link, now that WOULD be something!

Oh, you weren't being serious. Damn, I feel stoopid now  :smiley-kiss: :smiley-twist:
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: mrburnette on Mar 30, 2016, 09:48 pm
Arduino Pig-O-Scope (http://www.stm32duino.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=107)

(http://www.stm32duino.com/download/file.php?id=57)
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Mar 31, 2016, 08:40 am
Mornings guys, thanks for your replies.

Well, I've spent the last few days trying to familiarize myself with the basics. I've brought a few bits, Mega 2560, Nano, NodeMCU, XBee, LCD's, Sensors etc and been trying example sketches.

I'm still waiting for the Due LCD shield to be delivered, so while I'm waiting I've managed to blink the LED on the Nano and the Mega and change the speed at which it blinks.

I've also manged to get a 3 axis, gyro, accelerometer and temp to output via the serial.

I then "upped my game" and managed to get demo's to play on a 320 x 240 display and another demo playing on a 320 x 480 display.

I'm now looking at the demo sketches for the things I manage to do and trying to understand what each part of the sketch does. I've managed simple stuff like increasing and decreasing the size of the coloured boxes in the demos, changing the size of text and altering what the text says to something rude just to amuse myself.  :o

I'm hoping doing this basic stuff helps prevent me asking too many daft basic questions here on the forum and boring you guys to death.

A pair of 18650 batteries are wired in series and give me 7.2v and 2500mAh. If I need more capacity I'll add more pairs.

All this while keeping my 2 sons(8 and 9) and 2 grandsons(5 and 8 ) amused, my head hurts ..  :)
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: ChrisTenone on Mar 31, 2016, 09:21 am
Mornings guys, thanks for your replies.
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All this while keeping my 2 sons(8 and 9) and 2 grandsons(5 and 8) amused, my head hurts ..  :)
Sounds like you're having fun.n  :o ;)

The next thing to learn is Arduino's form of concurency - timing by millis, and banishing delay and other ways your code will sit waiting. Using millis will let you use any kind of input and any kind of output without waiting for anything to finish running.

Take a look at this thread (http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=223286.0). It's a clear tutorial on correct timing technique.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Apr 01, 2016, 11:20 am
WOW!  :o

I think I may died of old age before I fully understand what that thread is about.  :smiley-confuse:
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: ChrisTenone on Apr 02, 2016, 07:13 am
Yet learn it you must. Or be content just to make a single LED blink.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Apr 06, 2016, 10:20 am
Well the shield for the 7 inch touch display eventually arrived so I decided to have a break from reading and have a go at loading some examples to it. No joy ..  :(

After a little googling and a few searches here on the forum I found others with the same hardware and problem as myself HERE (http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=263654.0).

Same hardware, same problem. Any idea's guys?

EDIT.
+1 karma ChrisTenOne. That thread is a hive of info, thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: nickgammon on Apr 06, 2016, 11:40 am
@Shadeyman - can you edit your original post and change the thread title? It seems to me we are straying from "Do People Create And Sell Sketches?".
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: ChrisTenone on Apr 06, 2016, 06:28 pm
Thanks @Shadeyman. You should send a Karma point to Robin2, the author of the Several Things thread.
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: ghlawrence2000 on Apr 07, 2016, 02:14 am
Same hardware, same problem. Any idea's guys?
Not especially descriptive.........

Regards,

Graham
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: westfw on Apr 07, 2016, 03:22 am
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Feel free to ask questions here, once you have things SOMEWHAT more focused and narrowed down.
BTW, "here" meant "The Arduino Forums", using a separate appropriately titled topic for each focused question.
Not "here", as in "this particular thread" going on forever and switching from one probably to another as time goes on...
 :-)
Title: Re: Do People Create And Sell Sketches?
Post by: Shadeyman on Apr 12, 2016, 10:59 pm
@Shadeyman - can you edit your original post and change the thread title? It seems to me we are straying from "Do People Create And Sell Sketches?".
BTW, "here" meant "The Arduino Forums", using a separate appropriately titled topic for each focused question.
Not "here", as in "this particular thread" going on forever and switching from one probably to another as time goes on...
 :-)
I originally posted this in "General" and had intended to post other threads that related to the parts I'd purchased. This thread got moved to "Due", I guess because I later intended to use a Due with the 7 inch display. So I just continued to use this thread. Apologies if the thread is in the wrong place but I didn't put it here. If I'm able I'll alter the title to something more appropriate. Any suggestions? And how do I do it?


Thanks @Shadeyman. You should send a Karma point to Robin2, the author of the Several Things thread.
Done.


Not especially descriptive.........

Regards,

Graham
I wasn't trying to be. My hardware and problem were exactly the same as the OP in the thread I linked to, I saw no point in repeating what the OP had written.


On the plus side I managed to find time to solve the problem, after uncommenting #define CTE_DUE_SHIELD 1 in HW_ARM_defines.h the display ran the demo perfectly.

I also managed to calibrate the touch screen after changing myTouch( 6, 5, 4, 3, 2) to myTouch( 6, 5, 32, 3, 2), PORTRAIT to LANDSCAPE. I'm now able to run the Quickpaint and Quickdraw demo's perfectly.

I've also been able to run the Cardinfo perfectly after closing jumper 8 on the shield.

Still a long way to go but I know more now than I did 6 weeks ago.