Saturday, January 9, 2010
Automation Project Part 1: Remote controller update Part 1
The remote controller is at the hardware-compleate stage where all the circuits are built and all the vital parts are secure. The control consists of an IR LED for wireless communication, a bi-color LED for status, an OLED serial controlled display, 4 pushbuttons, and a 6-diget blue 7-segment display. It also has a port for outside control with a straight-through port to the OLED display.
What it does:
Well....nothing now. Without a program in the main processor it does nothing. However a clock program (I wrote it) IS loaded into it so that the digets function as a fully working clock. The pushbuttons let you enter in the clocks time and the digets display it in full blue glory.
All projects have this subject in common, I've noticed. :-)
- The OLED flickers and gets hot withen seconds, It has worked before on other systems so this is a mystery since the display is totally isolated from the rest of the circuit excluding power and the serial control line. Even with the serial line unsoldered it still does this. This is the biggest error so far.
- The top segment in the displays has had to be re-routed because pin 0 is not operating correctly
- There is a more heavy "ghost diget" then usual and only in darkness does the display look almost solid and not like it's being pulsed.
Removal of errors (obviously) better clock fuctions, Serial interface, and the remote fuctions that it is made for.
Check back soon for more updates and maybe some mini projects!