Searching for daylight compatible display (ebike-cockpit) with Arduino Nano

Hi @all,

I’m new to this forum and I like to create/design an ebike cockpit with a daylight readable touch display connected to an Arduino Nano 3.0.
I believe, that TFT displays are not a good choice for this project.
After searching the internet, I found a display from Electronic Assambly (LCD EDIP160W7LWT) which seems to fit my needs.

But I cannot find an Arduino Library to connect this display to the Arduino Nano.

Does anybody has connected this kind of display to an Arduino Nano?
Is there a special library for this type of display?
May be there are other, similar display types which comes with an Arduino Library or are supported to connect using an existing Library for Arduino.

I’ll be glad for every tip/hint about displays and how to connect to Arduino.

Thanks in advance!

EA EDIP160W-7LWTP.jpg

Hi

U8glib (http://code.google.com/p/u8glib/wiki/device) supports several displays from EA. I have tested u8glib with the DOGS102, DOGM132, DOGM128 and the DOGXL160. Brave people from the Arduino forum reported that the EA W160-6 works with the LC7981 u8glib driver.

U8glib has some large fonts included: http://code.google.com/p/u8glib/wiki/fontsize

Here is a picture of the DOGXL160

U8glib also supports some OLED displays, e.g.: http://www.newhavendisplay.com/nhd2712864ucy3-p-3621.html. It could be a good option for your application, but for this NH display i have not seen a touch screen option. Orignal screen picture:

Oliver

Hi Oliver,

thanks a lot for your reply! To be honest, I'm not sure if a touchscreen is the right way to control the display. As I wrote in my initial post, I'd like to design a nice cockpit for ebike, with some controls to switch between different screens and for some setup parameters of the ebike (eg. Speed Limit, Amp Limit, reset trip km),switching backlight on/off, power on/off system. May be it'll be more comfortable to handle key buttons instead of the touch display. E.g. in winter time when wearing gloves.

I've found a shield for the dogxl160 display on schmelle2.de which contains key buttons. The problem is, that I have no practice in designing and building PCB nor placing the resistors etc on it. I think I'll be able to program the devices and software. Do you know if it is possible to buy a ready to use shield/PCB?

Regards Frank

macfrank: After searching the internet, I found a display from Electronic Assambly (LCD EDIP160W7LWT) which seems to fit my needs.

Have you got a link to the datasheet?

Hi Nick,

here is the link to the EA page: http://www.lcd-module.com/products/edip.html and here the data sheet in pdf: http://www.lcd-module.com/fileadmin/eng/pdf/grafik/edip160-7e.pdf

Regards Frank

I was glad to see your comment "not sure touchscreen is the way to go"... especially given the bike context.

How about....

A simple output-only LCD screen... what you save by not "needing" touchscreen will give you the cash for a nice one, a big one....

.... and put some buttons around the edge of the screen which can be multi-function, the function of each button at a given time being indicated by text on the part of the screen near the button.

tkbyd: I was glad to see your comment "not sure touchscreen is the way to go"... especially given the bike context.

How about....

A simple output-only LCD screen... what you save by not "needing" touchscreen will give you the cash for a nice one, a big one....

.... and put some buttons around the edge of the screen which can be multi-function, the function of each button at a given time being indicated by text on the part of the screen near the button.

Yes, to be honest, I believe touchscreen is not a good way to go for ebike and putting some multi-function buttons around the edge of the display would be better. The only thing is, that these buttons has to be at least IP65 or better IP68 water-resistant. This will be the next problem to solve then.

For an ebike cockpit the 160-7 Display in 3.2" is the maximum size to fit at a bike. I ordered some enclosures to get a feeling about the size that still looks good mounting it on a bike. Having a nice cockpit-display includes having a nice enclosure for the display too. Here is the link to the enclosure from axxatronic/retex: http://www.retex.es/Downloads/S32_IF_2009.pdf I've chosen the 100x75x20 black version and the display should be mountable to this enclosure. A larger enclosure will not fit to the bike.

Regards Frank