Nokia LCD Backpack v1.0 free PCB build

Phalox built a Nokia LCD Backpack free PCB. This is a small color display for which we made a USB controllable backpack. Unfortunately we were never able to source the screens themselves so this project was discontinued, and the boards sold at cost. Today I got already half of the components together to build this […]

Week in (p)review: May 13, 2011

Facebook free PCB Friday is on the way. Don’t forget to share your current project in the comments or the forum. This week we threw out our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a five-part series on a prototype open source oscilloscope: Part 1: There’s so much between 0 and 1 Part 2: Feed and […]

Week in (p)review: May 06, 2011

Don’t forget to share your current project in the comments or the forum. Here’s a summary of major developments over the last week: Updated source archive and user packages for the Web Platform are now available Nokia LCD backpack was featured in this week’s status update post #twatch firmware v0e is now available for download […]

STATUS UPDATE: Nokia LCD backpack

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. A disappointing update on the USB backpack for SparkFun’s cheap color LCDs.  In the previous status update […]

Week in (p)review: April 01, 2011

Don’t forget to share your current project in the comments or the forum. This week our favorite project gets a free QFP protoboard. Here’s a summary of major developments over the last week: We released XC9572XL and XC2C64A (CoolRunner-II) CPLD development boards USB IR Toy v1 and Web platform v1.1 are back in stock at […]

STATUS UPDATE: Nokia LCD backpack

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 […]

Week in (p)review: January 23, 2011

Lots of progress this week: We released an MCP2200 breakout board, and hacked it to run open source Fun with XC9500Xl and CoolRunner-II CPLDs. The wiki has quick start guides, and two new CPLD breakout board designs The Bus Pirate LCD adapter, MMA7455L 3-axis accelerometer, and MCP2200 USB->serial breakout are all back in stock rasmus […]