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Completed Project!

Posted by roborob1266 Aug 30, 2018
Hello all I completed my project! Here are two photos of the devices used in this project. 1. MKR1000 (Arduino Board included in KIT 2. ADXL335EB (Tilt Sensor - included in KIT) 3. HC-SR04 (Ultrasonic Sensor - included in KIT) 4. RA8875 (Video Module - Adafruit Item 1590) 5. 5" Touch Screen display  (Adafruit Item 1596) 6. MP3 Player Music Shield (Adafruit Item 1788) 7. Arduino UNO 8. Jumper Wires (included in KIT) 9. USB cables for both the UNO and MKR1000 (USB cable included for ...
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Need Assistance

Posted by roborob1266 Aug 30, 2018
Hello All I can get the image on the screen just fine but when I touch the image, the system reboots so I went with a suggestion for now just to draw a rectangle and put code to it. Here is the code I am using and I can get the rectangles to display, the text to appear inside but the code for touching the screen and playing an associated MP3 file is not working .   Can anyone see what could be the problem.   Here is my entire code for the RA and VS devices...   First everythi ...
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Final Week...

Posted by roborob1266 Aug 26, 2018
Hello all I was able to get the RA8875 and the VS1053 to work with the Arduino UNO. I also connected the HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor and the ADXL335EB board to the MKR1000 to account for movement as well as distance from the MKR1000 itself. I will be connecting both of these devices via the SDA/SCL connections for communications.   I took a photo just now of what is going on so far! As you can see there are the touch screen buttons and I am scratching my head on how to get the image fi ...
Hello all I have been having issues with getting the RA8875 unit and the VS1053 working with the MKR1000. I read online that the RA8875 does not play well with others and required a tri-state buffer to work with other devices such as the VS1053.   Just to see what would happen, I connected the RA8875 and VS1053 to my older board, the UNO. I ran an INO file that utilized both devices and the display worked and the audio played.   Since they both work on the UNO, I will hook them ba ...
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Interesting Situation

Posted by roborob1266 Aug 17, 2018
Hello all Here is an update as to what is going on with this project...   When I connect the RA8875 to the MKR, here are the specifics for communications (that work): // Connect SCLK to MKR1000 #09 (Hardware SPI clock) // Connect MISO to MKR1000 #10 (Hardware SPI MISO) // Connect MOSI to MKR1000 #08 (Hardware SPI MOSI) #define RA8875_INT 3 #define RA8875_CS 6 #define RA8875_RESET 2   I am able to get my sketch run just fine and have touch screen buttons that are detected when ...
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Connection Issues

Posted by roborob1266 Aug 9, 2018
Hello everyone. I was able to get the Adafruit RA8875 to work with the MKR1000. I was recently able to get the VS1053 (Adafruit Music Maker MP3 Shield) to work with the MKR1000. The issue is when I connect them together with the MKR1000, I cannot get the MP3 shield to work. It is not detected with the wiring I am selecting. I am using hardware SPI so SCK, MISO and MOSI are being used.This is the wiring I am using for the RA module, MP3 Module and the MKR. I know that the MKR has pins 0 and 1 ...
Hello everyone!   I received my Adafruit MP3 Shield yesterday late and was able to solder the connectors and test my Wav files! Worked like a champ with the speakers I took from a broken laptop.   I also was able to finish the boxes on the TFT display as the place holder for the images that will be displayed this past week since I last updated!   Tomorrow, I will work on touch button options for each box place holder. I have the dimensions and coordinates for each box that will ...
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Text Placement

Posted by roborob1266 Aug 1, 2018
Hello all, Yesterday I was able to spend some time working on placing text on the LCD to get an idea of where the icons would be and where the "I Need" button would be.   Here is the code I am using for this:     tft.textSetCursor(50, 200);   tft.textTransparent(RA8875_WHITE);   tft.textEnlarge(2);   tft.textWrite("I Need");       tft.textSetCursor(600, 50);   tft.textTransparent(RA8875_WHITE);   tft.textEnlarge(2);   tft.text ...
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Touch Screen Buttons

Posted by roborob1266 Jul 29, 2018
Hello all, It has been a busy week with me researching the ability to implement touch screen buttons. I have found code on how to create a button area, detect touch in that area and display it out on the terminal. I need this button to look like what it needs to be such as an icon for a couch for break, an iPad and other things. I downloaded FastStone Photo Resizer for when I get the image files I need in the right format.   The situation I face is that since I do not have a working SD ...
I received the Adafruit 5.0" 40-pin TFT Display 800x480 with Touchscreen PRODUCT ID: 1596 and the RA8875 Driver Board for 40-pin TFT Touch Displays 800 x 480 Max PRODUCT ID: 1590. I had a hard time getting the display to work with the MKR1000 device so I checked the Adafruit website but no luck on the wiring diagrams or instructions. I tried the Arduino website and no one had any information on how to wire it up. I tried Google and YouTube for any wiring videos. I connected my Uno to the RA88 ...
Well, I have been running some code to test reading from the SD card on the Proto Shield and it has not been working. I tested two different codes to read the card reader and it isn't working. I formatted the SD card with the downloaded program SD Card Formatter to the correct specs and still code doesn't recognize the card reader no matter what I try. This is what I get as an error when I run the code: There are some sites that indicate that there is a known issue with the card reader on ...
This past few days, I unboxed the MKR1000 and was able to get it to connect properly to my laptop and check it via the Arduino IDE. LED blinking so that's a good start!   I uploaded a library I found to blink the LED for one second and then off for one second so it looks like a fade of light on then fade light off. Its actually pretty cool compared to the blinking LED. It worked so I verified that I had the correct COM port, that libraries are able to be uploaded into the device and tha ...
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It Starts!

Posted by roborob1266 Jul 11, 2018
Well, today is July 11th 2018 and I received my kit today! I can't wait to get started on this project! I will blog regularly to show what's going on, where I am and reach out if I need help. I have been studying different things to determine how to have an Arduino device display not just just one photo but a few a have them as buttons that can be selected by pushing on it. I have also been learning about making a GUI for this and also having where the selected display speaks out on a smal ...