Makers, developers and hobbyists that are looking for an objective orientated display solution to reduce the development time and difficulty whilst creating projects may be interested in a new piece of hardware that is being launched over on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website called Nextion.
The Nextion UART TFT HMI LCD allows you to stop using the GUI library, enabling you to build your user interface in a WYSIWYG editor on your PC, and then easily download and install it on the LCD Nextion.
Watch the video below to learn more about the new innovative piece of hardware that is sure to help bring down prototyping times. Its creators explain :
“Nextion is a Seamless Human Machine Interface (HMI) solution that provides a control and visualisation interface between a human and a process, machine, application or appliance. Nextion is mainly applied to IoT or consumer electronics field. It is the best solution to replace the traditional LCD and LED Nixie tube.
This solution includes hardware part – a series of TFT boards and software part – Nextion editor. Nextion TFT board uses only one serial port to do communicating. Let you get rid of the wiring trouble. We notice that most engineers spend much time in application development but get unpleasant results. In this situation, Nextion editor has mass components such as button, text, progress bar, slider, instrument panel etc. to enrich your interface design. And the drag-and-drop function ensures that you spend less time in programming, which will reduce your 99% development workloads. With the help of this WYSIWYG editor, GUI designing is a piece of cake.
We believe that your dozen days developing a complex HMI can be done in couple hours by using Nextion. “
The Nextion project is currently over on the Indiegogo crowd funding website and has already blasted past its pledge goal making sure it makes the jump from concept to production. So if you think Nextion is something you could benefit from, visit the Indiegogo website now to make a pledge and help Nextion become a reality. Raspberry Pi enthusiasts may also be interested in our essential guide to Raspberry Pi displays and HATS.