TouchShield Slide Programming Help!!!

I just got my TouchShield Slide a couple days ago, so I'm new to programming these shields. I can't seem to get the darn thing to do anything. After uploading the sketches onto my Arduino Uno and the TSS, I only see a white screen. I've tried numerous sketches from Liquidware and example sketches, but nothing seems to work. What does a white screen on the TSS mean??

Since you're new to the forum I guess I should point out that if you want to get your questions answered it helps to provide some
info. You should read this:
http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,148850.0.html but if you want to get the ball rolling you should provide:

  1. A link to where you purchased the shield.
  2. Any datasheets or links to them about the shield.
  3. The code you are running, either a file attachement or post it using the "#" code button to create a scrolling window so people
    can scroll through the code.
  4. A situation report (SITREP) on what (if anything ) you have tried thus far.
  5. If you don't have the link to the vendor then you need to post a photo of it.
  6. If it is already wired, then we need to know how you wired it (what to what)
  7. If you have nothing and have done nothing , you need to state that as well.

Thank you for pointing that out, my mistake.

I purchased the shield here: http://www.liquidware.com/shop/show/TSL/TouchShield+Slide+
The only documentation I can find on the shield is here: https://www.jameco.com/Jameco/Products/ProdDS/2127558.pdf
I am using an Arduino Uno for the project.
The code that I am using for the Arduino Uno is:

#######################
//
// Two-way Serial Communications
//
// TouchShield Slide <-> Arduino
//
// An open-souce Shadowlord Project
// www.IamShadowlord.com
//

/////////////////////////////////////////
// Code for Arduino //
/////////////////////////////////////////

#include <SoftwareSerial.h>

#define RX_PIN 3
#define TX_PIN 2

SoftwareSerial touchSerial = SoftwareSerial(RX_PIN, TX_PIN);

// Globals

long randNumber;

void setup() {
touchSerial.begin(9600);
}

void loop() {
randNumber = random(300);

if(touchSerial.available())
{
char c = (char)touchSerial.read();
if (c == ‘A’)
{
touchSerial.print(randNumber);
delay(100);
}
}
}
#########################

And the code I’m using for the Shield is:

#########################
//
// Two-way Serial Communications
//
// TouchShield Slide <-> Arduino
//
// An open-souce Shadowlord Project
// www.IamShadowlord.com
//

/////////////////////////////////////////
// Code for TouchShield Slide //
/////////////////////////////////////////

// Globals
unsigned int Xstore;
unsigned int Ystore;

// Prepare Screen and Serial
void setup()
{
background(0,0,0);
stroke(255,255,255);
fill(0,0,0);
Serial.begin(9600);
delay(100);
}

void loop()
{
// Monitor TouchShield Slide for touches
gettouch();

// Check if there are new touches
// If yes, send serial command to Arduino
if ( mouseX != Xstore || mouseY != Ystore )
{
Serial.print(“A”);
delay(50);
}

Xstore = mouseX;
Ystore = mouseY;

// Monitor Serial Buffer of TouchShield Slide
char charIn = 0;
byte i = 0;
char stringIn[32] = “”;

while(Serial.available()) {
charIn = Serial.read();
stringIn = charIn;

  • i += 1;*
  • }*
  • // Clear screen and display the serial buffer as text*
  • if (stringIn[0])*
  • {*
  • background(0,0,0);*
  • text(stringIn, mouseX+75, mouseY+75, 30, 30);*
  • } *
    }
    ##############################
    Before uploading any sketches, I popped the shield on top of the arduino (I’m connecting it just fine).
    Then the first thing I did was upload the arduino sketch in the arduino IDE 1.05, and then I uploaded the shield sketch in the antipasto -0044 IDE. Everything compiles just fine, but overall does nothing; the screen turns white, and that’s it. So my question is is it most likely a software/code issue? I don’t think that is the case, I think it’s a hardware issue. What does a white screen mean?

or post it using the "#" code button to create a scrolling window so people
can scroll through the code.

Highlight the code , then click on the "#" CODE BUTTON.

Arduino Code:

//
// Two-way Serial Communications
//
// TouchShield Slide <-> Arduino
//
// An open-souce Shadowlord Project
// www.IamShadowlord.com
//

/////////////////////////////////////////
//          Code for Arduino           //
///////////////////////////////////////// 

#include <SoftwareSerial.h>

#define RX_PIN  3 
#define TX_PIN  2 

SoftwareSerial touchSerial =  SoftwareSerial(RX_PIN, TX_PIN);

// Globals

long randNumber;

void setup() {
  touchSerial.begin(9600);
}

void loop() {
  randNumber = random(300);

  if(touchSerial.available())
  {
    char c = (char)touchSerial.read();
    if (c == 'A')
    {
      touchSerial.print(randNumber);
      delay(100);
    }
  }
}

Shield code:

//
// Two-way Serial Communications
//
// TouchShield Slide <-> Arduino
//
// An open-souce Shadowlord Project
// www.IamShadowlord.com
//

///////////////////////////////////////// 
//     Code for TouchShield Slide      //
///////////////////////////////////////// 

// Globals
unsigned int Xstore;
unsigned int Ystore;

// Prepare Screen and Serial
void setup() 
{ 
  background(0,0,0); 
  stroke(255,255,255); 
  fill(0,0,0); 
  Serial.begin(9600);
  delay(100);
} 

void loop() 
{ 
  // Monitor TouchShield Slide for touches
  gettouch();
 
 // Check if there are new touches
 // If yes, send serial command to Arduino
  if ( mouseX != Xstore || mouseY != Ystore ) 
  {
    Serial.print("A");
    delay(50);
  }
  
  Xstore = mouseX;
  Ystore = mouseY; 

  // Monitor Serial Buffer of TouchShield Slide
  char charIn = 0;
  byte i = 0;
  char stringIn[32] = "";

  while(Serial.available()) {
    charIn = Serial.read();
    stringIn[i] = charIn;
    i += 1;
  }

  // Clear screen and display the serial buffer as text
  if (stringIn[0])
  {
   background(0,0,0); 
   text(stringIn, mouseX+75, mouseY+75, 30, 30);
  }   
}