I’m looking for a package that is more or less complete and ready to program that has the following abilities :
- Arduino controller (obviously!)
- Touch display or a display that has buttons on it possibly – color preferred but not absolutely required
- Ability to have other external inputs for thermistors and other sensors
- Ability to store results for later upload to home computer (wirelessly or not)
This would be for use by a vehicle and it would be initially used to monitor transmission temps provided by thermistors. I’d like the s/w to display calculated temps on the provided screen but to also collect them for later graphing once the vehicle is back at home.
From the reading I’ve done it seems like the fancier displays seem to suck up much/most of the inputs provided on most of the controller boards such that there is little or no I/O space available for reading thermistors et-al.
I’d also prefer to purchase, if possible, a setup that is ready to go and I don’t have to spend a bunch of time fiddling with LCD interfaces… What would be really slick is a Arduino mounted to the back (back-to-back) of an LCD display such that you provide one source of power and your inputs and you’re ready to program… Am I wishing for too much??