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. We’ll try to hit a Monday next time.
Unfortunately this long-delayed project may face its final setback today. The latest new is that compatible LCDs are no longer in production. To make it worse, the PCBs have already been assembled.
More LCDs can be produced, but only if we order 5000 or more (we want 100). There’s lots of other LCDs out there, but they use different protocols and usually don’t have a datasheet. The cost of buying them from SparkFun is way too high for the project budget.
The future of the manufactured PCBs is up in the air. They may be totally trashed, or sold as scrap without the LCD to anyone who who dares to find their own LCD.