By Fred Eady
This month, we’re going to once again orbit on the fringes of
robotic science and wander into mechatronic space.
If you’ve been following the Design Cycle series over in Nuts & Volts, you already know that we’ve been working with Microchip’s newest 32-bit PIC — the PIC32MX795F512L. In recent Design Cycle discussions, we’ve used the PIC32MX795F512L to
blink LEDs and hook up with a PC host in the guise of a
HID-class device. It’s time to bring the resources of the
32-bit PIC32MX795F512L to a SERVO project. So this time
around, we’re going to put the PIC32MX795F512L to work
as a HID-capable graphics display module driver.
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The 4D Labs µOLED-128-G1 Display Module is based on
Passive Matrix OLED technology (PMOLED) which is driven
by a GOLDELOX graphics processor. The GOLDELOX
graphics engine and the OLED display have the ability to
stand alone when their resources are combined. However,
the µOLED-128-G1 can also be targeted by a microcontroller
and, since we have a very powerful and easy to use PIC at
our disposal, that’s exactly what we’re going to do.