We’re trying a new Monday post with status updates on new projects currently in production. This will cover project development, and gritty details like last minutes changes and production problems.
This is a simple USB backpack for SparkFun’s cheap color LCDs. A PIC 18F24J50 controls the LCD from a USB connection, and a small booster steps the ~5volt USB supply to 7volts.
Production was stalled for months because we couldn’t find a suitable LCD supplier. Eventually we asked SparkFun and they shared a source (Thanks SparkFun!). It is in production now and should be available in a few weeks.