Most of the time when we get super cool stuff to tinker with for this column, the connection to robotics is
obvious. The connection is most apparent, of course,
We’ve worked with individual sensors like the position
controller from Parallax (check out the July 2010 issue for
the full story), and even mechanical modifications like omni
wheels and an automotive steering mod for the VEX
Robotics Design System (September 2007 issue). This time,
however, we had the challenge of implementing something
in a robot that — at first glance — looked a little more
stand-alone than a simple sensor.
This month, we had the
opportunity to work with the smart
OLED and LCD display modules from
4D Systems. 4D Systems is an
Australian based company that —
according to their slogan — seeks to
turn technology into art.
Do art and robots mix? We’re
about to find out.
SMART OLED DISPLAY MODULES FROM 4D SYSTEMS.
range of projects. The modules come in screen sizes
ranging from 0.96” to 4. 3” and they are definitely more
than just a screen. They come attached to a circuit board
with an embedded graphics processor.
The graphics processor comes in two flavors: the
whimsically named GOLDELOX and the fitting PICASO.
The modules include a variety of peripherals that make the
smart displays great candidates for pretty much any project.
There is a port for a micro-SD card to add up to 2 GB
This is 4D
4D Systems offers a variety of
OLED and LCD smart display
modules to add pizzazz to a wide
THE µOLED-128-G2 MODULE AND THE µLCD-32WPTU MODULE.
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