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It looks like that our most popular software library is the SSD1306xLED. This is a library for working with OLED displays based on the SSD1306 controller. So, we decided to create a Tinusaur shield to carry an OLED display and we’re thinking about putting it up for crowdfunding this January.
What could you do it a Tinusaur Board and an OLED display?
There is an internal temperature sensor built into the ATtiny85 microcontroller and you don’t need any external components to use it. You can read its value and show it on the display.
We’ve figured a way to measure the battery level (or the power supply voltage) connected to the ATtiny85 microcontroller by using the PB5 (that is the RESET pin, yes) and one additional resistor. It is not very precise but could give you an indication, at least.
You could also connect one of those popular DHT11 sensor modules, measure temperature and humidity and show it on the screen.
You could also connect the Bosch BMP180 sensor module and measure barometric pressure and temperature, and show it on the screen. That will also allow you to calculate the altitude – pretty neat, isn’t it?
The official announcement with information about the start date, goals and other details is coming up in early January.
We have just deployed new version of the Blocktinu Windows application.
It is available for download from BLOCKTINU.com/downloads website.
Besides some visual changes, there is a new button to upload some testing code to your Tinusaur Board with an EDUx4IO Shield. That is very convenient for testing if the board was assembled correctly even before you start writing some code.
A more detailed guide on how to setup Blocktinu on Windows is available as a PDF file for download at Blocktinu Tools – Windows Setup (slides).pdf.
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