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5646Re: [tracker2] Re: LCD View

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  • Scott Miller
    Jan 1, 2009
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      Which is great if you're mounting it in a PC case. Not so good for a
      dashboard.

      Scott

      touf_toufik wrote:
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      > and here you find the panel :
      > http://www.crystalfontz.com/products/635bracket/index.html
      > <http://www.crystalfontz.com/products/635bracket/index.html>
      >
      > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > "touf_toufik" <f0dei@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Scott,
      > >
      > > I post two photos of TT4 display with APRS DATA, in file section
      > > (n_a.jpg and DSC_0012.jpg)
      > >
      > >
      > > What do you think about this display :
      > > http://www.crystalfontz.com/product/CFA635-TMF-KL.html
      > <http://www.crystalfontz.com/product/CFA635-TMF-KL.html>
      > >
      > > I know it's not easy, I am not electronic Engenering but in the group
      > > i think a lot of members can help you.
      > >
      > > Toufik, F0DEI
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      > >
      > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > Scott Miller <scott@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > The LCD code doesn't take a ton of space, but yeah, it does
      > complicate
      > > > some things a little. Formatting the data for display will probably
      > > > take the most space.
      > > >
      > > > I really want something with a nice housing and integrated buttons
      > > > that'll look nice on a car dash or equipment rack.
      > > >
      > > > Scott
      > > >
      > > > Patrick wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Was there not a fork in the OT1 firmware which would output to a
      > LCD?
      > > > > An option for the output in the config program would likely be the
      > > > > limiting factor since Scott's always running into space limits
      > storing
      > > > > all the config the values we all want. But if code space were
      > > available
      > > > > it shouldn't be that hard to tweak the waypoint output routine to
      > > output
      > > > > instead to a serial LCD display as it would be displaying data it
      > > > > already has stored for standard waypoint output....
      > > > >
      > > > > The other option of course would be a simple microcontroller project
      > > > > which would convert the waypoint output from the OT to a display
      > > format
      > > > > for any of the lcds available in surplus for next to nothing.. A
      > > PicAxe
      > > > > 18 could likely be used which would put the build cost at around
      > > 8$ over
      > > > > the cost of the LCD.... *shrug* BGMicro has 2x24 lcd's for a
      > whole 4$
      > > > > so you're looking at what, 12$ and a little bit of coding?
      > > > >
      > > > > p
      > > > >
      > > > > touf_toufik wrote:
      > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > > > > "James Ewen" <ve6srv@> wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > >> On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 7:54 AM, J. Lance Cotton <groups@> wrote:
      > > > > >>
      > > > > >>> touf_toufik wrote:
      > > > > >>>
      > > > > >>>> I'am interested by setup a Digipeater on my location.
      > > > > >>>>
      > > > > >>>> I want to purchase a tracker like OT2 or Tinitrack4 view
      > > display.
      > > > > >>>>
      > > > > >>>> I prefer OT2 tracker, but the addon display on TT4 is very
      > > nice to
      > > > > >>>> control raw data on the air directly.
      > > > > >>>>
      > > > > >>>> It's possible in futur developement of OT2 to add a display
      > > screen to
      > > > > >>>> see APRS packet ?
      > > > > >>>>
      > > > > >>> The LCD on the TT4 doesn't let you control or change anything
      > > > > >>>
      > > > > > about the
      > > > > >
      > > > > >>> data -- it just lets you see it.
      > > > > >>>
      > > > > >>> The OT2 can be connected to a PC through a serial port to
      > monitor
      > > > > >>>
      > > > > > on the
      > > > > >
      > > > > >>> air data either through TNC2-style command mode or in KISS
      > mode,
      > > > > >>>
      > > > > > without
      > > > > >
      > > > > >>> interrupting the digipeating function. So you could always
      > > connect a
      > > > > >>> laptop or palmtop computer with a serial port to monitor the on
      > > > > >>>
      > > > > > the air
      > > > > >
      > > > > >>> data.
      > > > > >>>
      > > > > >> You could easily build or purchase an LCD device that would
      > > plug into
      > > > > >> the OT2 to allow viewing of the data being spewed out the
      > > serial port.
      > > > > >> Here's what I found in a 1 minute Google search... the 20 X 4
      > > modules
      > > > > >> would work okay for the project, and are $35 to $38 USD...
      > > > > >> http://www.siliconcraft.net/products.htm#SC2004
      > <http://www.siliconcraft.net/products.htm#SC2004>
      > > > > <http://www.siliconcraft.net/products.htm#SC2004
      > <http://www.siliconcraft.net/products.htm#SC2004>>
      > > > > >>
      > > > > >> James
      > > > > >> VE6SRV
      > > > > >>
      > > > > >>
      > > > > > The problem is not to find a LCD device.Without firmware update
      > > > > > on OT2 you can't see "real" APRS packet or MIC-E packet (position
      > > > > > callsign etc.. correctly).
      > > > > >
      > > > > > And yes it's possible and easy to connect a laptop on OT2 to
      > > see data
      > > > > > but i think (sorry I am a newbie) with LCD you see quickly
      > without
      > > > > > connect anything the last digipeated station for exemple.
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Thanks again for your help
      > > > > > Ragards
      > > > > >
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