The Metal Linux Computer – The first LCD industrial panel prototypes are ready

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What you see is our first sample of the metal frame for 7″ LCD with build-in A20-OLinuXino-LIME inside!

Our mechanical designer is getting better and better after the design of A20-OLinuXino-MICRO and A20-OLinuXino-LIME boxes. The box for MICRO was done after three attempts, the LIME box was done right from the second attempt, now the LCD box got perfect from the very first attempt!

The metal frame is done by three parts:

LCD1

Here above you see two parts, which connect together with single screw. Why this is necessary – LIME has connectors on both ends and it’s not possible to fit inside as the connectors go outside PCB borders

LCD2

this is the third part it’s bend to hold inside the touch panel and LCD:

LCD3

here is the frame with LCD and touchscreen in it:

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the LIME is attached to back panel with one screw on metal spacer, the left side connectors show outside a bit:

LCD5

then we attach the right side panel and screw them together:

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then the LCD part is snap to the other two and fixed with 4 screws:

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here is how it looks on the back side:

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the same four mount holes can be used the metal panel to be assembled to other surface there are provisional mount holes on the back side as well.

The whole construction is solid and reliable. The frame dimensions are: 190 x 102 mm the higher back side is 40 mm the lower side is 10 mm thick.

This whole frame have approx same size as MODEL-B box and have just few more bendings so the price I expect is to be same as on MODEL-B box i.e. about EUR 15.00

This means 7″ LCD panel with A20-OLinuXino with the metal frame will cost from EUR 81.00 and if TOUCH screen is add from EUR 89.00

MOD-LCD3310 OSHW monochrome LCD 84×48 pixels board with UEXT connector

MOD-LCD3310

MOD-LCD3310 is Open Source Hardware board released under Apache 2.0 Licensee.
It’s low cost 84×48 pixels LCD which can connect to any of our development boards with UEXT connectors.
The schematic in PDF format and Board and Schematic files in Eagle CAD format are on GitHub.

Examples how to connect MOD-LCD3310 to OLIMEXINO-32U4 (Arduino Leonardo), OLIMEXINO-STM32 (Maple), PIC32-PINGUINO (Pinguino), A20-OLinuXino-MICRO, LPC-P1227 (NXP) and STM32-P103 (ST) are on GitHub.

The LCD panel alone is also available for purchase on our web shop

LCD3310-1

backlight panel

NOKIA3310-BACKLIGHT-2

and the matching connector

LCD3310-CON

which you can use to make your own PCBs with this display for your next project.

New Set of LCDs in stock for OLinuXino now directly support LIME and LIME2 connectors

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We have now in stock 7 new LCDs with driver circuit which support 40 pin 0.1″ connectors like these for A13-OLinuXino, A13-OLinuXino-MICRO, A20-OLinuXino-MICRO, but also have LIME and LIME2 compatible 40 pin 0.05″ connectors.

You can see all of them here.

The 15.6″ LCDs now include Full HD 1920x1080p display.

New Product in stock: A10-OLinuXino-LIME-UEXT adapter

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A10-OLinuXino-LIME-UEXT is adapter board with Male connector on 0.05″ which can connect to A10-OLinuXino-LIME GPIOs with  0.05″ step ribbon CABLE-40-40-10CM and allow LIME GPIOs to be used with BREADBOARD-1, or with A13-LCD43TS, A13-LCD7TS or A13-LCD10TS.

For the moment A20-LCD15.6 is not supported as LVDS signals got noisy when pass through A10-OLinuXino-LIME-UEXT but we are looking for solution.

UEXT signals can be used only when connected to GPIO1. On the other connectors UEXT signals will be not present.

New Product in stock: Monster LVDS 15.6″ LCD for A20-OLinuXino

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A20-LCD15.6 is TFT color LCD with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution with this LCD and A20-OLinuXino you could make your Debian Laptop. The LCD backlight power is 3.5W and A20-OLinuXino needs less 2W so with BATTERY-LIPO6600mAh this “Laptop” will be able to work 5 hours just on LiPo battery.

New Product in stock: LCD 7″ FRAME KIT for panel assembly

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LCD7-FRAMEKIT is plastic frame with four clamps which allow A13-LCD7″ and A13-LCD7″TS to be assembled to flat surface. It consist of one plastic frame, four clamps which could be placed on any place on the edge of the frame and four screws which attach the clamps to the frame.

Now you can use this frame set to attach the LCD to any flat surface see how it will look from the back:

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with 4 more screws you screw the clamps to the surface and your LCD is mounted.

LCD display 15.6″ experiments

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We complete the tests on our new 15.6″ LCD with resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.

The colors are very sharp and these LCDs are with the size of the normal Laptop displays, they are perfect for machine interfaces, signage, informational panels etc.

In December we will have A20-LCD15.6 on stock, the price will be EUR 65 and as this LCD is with LVDS interface it will work only with A10 and A20 OLinuXino.

This LCD will not be available with touchscreen panel as the TS for such big displays cost more than the LCDs itself.

A13 Touchscreen support for Debian

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I posted for how to add Touchscreen support for Debian for A13 in December 2012, but things changed a bit since then so I got GitHub pull request from Nikita Maslov. We tested his patches and they work fine on A13 so his request was pull and merged in our GitHub account.

On top of this he made small post on his blog how to implement it, which I link here: http://www.dimrobotics.com/2013/06/olinuxino-a13-touchscreen-support-in.html

New Product: 10.1″ LCD with touchscreen ready to connect to OLinuXino in stock

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10.1″ LCDs which connect to the standard 40 pin LCD connector to all OLinuXinos A10-A10S-A13-A20 is now in stock.

There are two versions with https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A13/A13-LCD10TS/ and without https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A13/A13-LCD10/ Touchscreen panel.

The resolution is 1024 x 600 pixel and with this panel you can make small Laptop and work normally with Linux if you wonder how big is 10.1″ LCD as comparison Asus EYE PC is with same LCD size.

We tested this LCD and it works fine with the Android images, the Debian support for the Touchscreen panel is still not complete. There is long thread about this in our forum: https://www.olimex.com/forum/index.php?topic=444.0 but seems for the last few month no-one from Debian world seems to care for the broken touchscreen library to fix it 🙂

A13-OLinuXino can drive 1024×600 pixels 10″ LCD

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Today we managed to run A13-OLinuXino-WIFI with the new 10″ LCD in 1024×600 pixels resolution. The Debian image with XFCE4 runs just fine as you can see from the above picture.

The Android image do not display correctly, I guess 800×480 is hardcoded somewhere in the image as even if you define bigger resolution in the script.bin the screen size remains with same size and takes just part of the LCD area. This is not something which to worry us anyway as our main interest is to run Linux on A13 🙂

So soon everyone would be able to make his own Linux netbook with A13-OLinuXino-WIFI + A13-LCD10TS + USB keyboard!

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