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Adding OLED display to F16v2 BETA boards

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  1. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Dedicated Elf Administrator

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    When Dave redesigned the F16v2 controller as part of the beta development cycle to have an OLED display the existed beta boards then looked old hat and has been despite being arguably the most powerful controller the community has ever seen.

    I asked Dave if we could retrofit the OLED display and got a "most likely" reply so I went ahead and ordered a couple of OLED displays from the same ebay seller Dave used and patiently waited for them to arrive.

    They finally arrived a couple days ago and last night I got together with Dave and he provided all the connection points needed to connect the display.
    On top of that I got to test the upgrade of the board to firmware v1.0

    Somewhat to Dave's pleasurable surprise I got this
    [​IMG]

    Next is to add some switches to be able to access all the additional functionality Dave has shown off.
    I will do a write in posts 2 and 3 so people with beta boards can update if desired

    cheers
    Phil
     
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    Post 2 - Reserved for OLED install instructions.

    Step 1:
    Order yourself an OLED display, suggest you order this item from this seller as it have been tested
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/400755008202?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
    To ensure that this works for you it will be best just to buy the one I've linked, Dave has tried quite a few with random success.
    If you have a favourite alternative seller then you must buy a 7 pin version at least.

    Step 2:
    Find some ribbon cable preferably colour coded to make it easier
    Warm up the soldering iron and read on



    This applies to FGPA board v1.0.1 .. Dave Pitt will need to confirm any variations.


    The Pinouts you will need are
    H1 - 40 pin header next to RJ45
    GND: Pin14
    VCC: Pin13
    DO : Pin23
    D1 : Pin21
    DC : Pin19
    CS : Pin24


    The RES goes to Pin3 on the I2C empty header


    Now some photos to help out.


    I used some colour coded header wires i got in for another project but just about any ribbon cable will do
    Here's the colour coding I used.
    [attachimg=1]
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    RES - yellow wire to Pin 3 I2C header
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    The rest look like this based on the pinouts above
    [attachimg=3]


    And a higher level view of all the wiring
    [attachimg=4]
     

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    mararunr Here to learn! (and share)

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    step 1 complete - received suggested OLED display today.
    Ready for Step 2.............please!
     
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    Yes, I too would like to add OLED onto my beta board this weekend :)
     
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    General reply to show update in chat :)

    SEE POST 2 for instructions :)


    Plus add the photo of the cables used.
    [attachimg=1]
     

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    Thanks Phil & Dave.

    I've also added one, but I've soldered headers onto my board rather than wires to make things easier in the long term.

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