May 30, 2013

Reverse-engineering Nokia QVGA LCDs with Arduino

 Enthusiast Andy Brown enjoys working with existing items and reverse-engineering them so they can be controlled by the individual, and one example of this is his work with Nokia mobile phone LCDs. In this example Andy has removed the QVGA LCD from a Nokia E73, determined the LCD control hardware and created a custom PCB to allow the LCD to be controlled with an Arduino Mega or compatible board. He explains how to procure the specific LCD connector, and after all that work the results are quite good, for example:

Kudos to Andy for his dedicated approach to re-using an LCD. Find out more by visiting his interesting website. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're enjoying working with Arduino projects but find the Uno-sized boards somewhat constricting - it's time to move up to the Freetronics EtherMega:

Quite simple the EtherMega is the fully-loaded Arduino-compatible board on the market today. Apart from being completely Arduino Mega2560-compatible, it includes full Ethernet interface, a microSD card socket, full USB interface, optional Power-over-Ethernet support and still has a circuit prototyping area with extra I2C interface pins. So if your project is breaking the limits, upgrade to the EtherMega today. 

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