I am proposing developing an SMD version of the EmonGLCD. The aims are as follows:-
1- Improved reliabilty and CE compliance by addition of transzorbs, better decoupling etc.
2- Change CPU to 1284P to allow for larger scripts and more SRAM
3- Add a 1 wire serial number to better support network identification
4- Provide dual footprints for RFM12B and RFM22B as the RFM 22 allows for Ultra low power network support to extend remote sensor battery life.
5- Add reset IC.
6- Improve LCD performance.
I was wondered if anyone has started such a project, and I was looking to get some LCDs and the existing EmonLCD enclosure to assist.
Sorry for the delay in replying, I have been away.
This sounds like a fantastic proposal. It would be great to have an emonGLCD SMT. This would be a much valued contribution to the project. I like all your suggestions. I few (additional) ideas that I've thought of are:
We can certainly provide you with LCD's and fascias. We have no particular allience to the LCD we currently use other than it would be good to stick with ST7565 LCD's to keep compatibility with the JeeLabs GLCDlib.
Looking forward to hearing how you get on.
All the best,
Can the 1284P run the Arduino bootloder and be programed from the Arduino IDE?
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