App note: Emitters and detectors for infrared (IR) touchscreens

App note from OSRAM about IR LEDs and IR detectors used on touchscreen technologies. Link here (PDF) Touchscreens as a popular user interface are more and more common. Applications span from public information systems to customer self-service terminals. Thus, as a logical step, more and more devices today feature this kind of user interface, e.g. […]

Amazing new touchscreen interface

Fujitsu Laboratories: Touchscreen interface for seamless data transfer between the real and virtual worlds This new gadget comes directly from Fujitsu Laboratories. They developed what seems to be the next generation of user interface! It can accurately detect the operator’s fingers and hand, and can react to certain movements and gestures. A projector from above […]

Earthmake debuts ArduinoLCD

Earthmake has announced the release of the ArduinoLCD, a combination Arduino UNO board and ezLCD into a single product capable of accepting all Arduino compatible shields. The ezLCD is a 3.5″ TFT color LCD with 320 x 240 resolution and 65k colors. The combo may be programmed using the Arduino IDE and the Arduino ezLCD […]

Driving a cheap 3” touchscreen LCD

Colin found cheap 3” touchscreen LCDs on eBay for just $7. He bought a bunch of them and developed a breakout board. This LCD doesn’t have an integrated controller, you need to use a high power microcontroller to drive the LCD and run the touchscreen. Colin used a PIC32 and the pinout, protocol, and firmware […]