Makers, hobbyists and developers looking for a development board that is equipped with an OLED screen together with five way navigation buttons might be interested in a new creation called the SUPEROLED8.
New development board has been created by MobileWill over on the Hackaday.io website and has been designed to be easily used with the Arduino IDE, Atmel Studio or your favourite environment that supports the Arduino Leonardo.
Its creator explains a little more about what you can expect from the OLED equipped development board :
You know all of those used ATmega32U4s you have laying around the workbench? That’s how this idea started – I designed a breakout board to test them. The designed for the SUPEROLED8 is based on my tool, the OLED Backpack for the USB Tester (a USB power measurement device) since it’s a proven design. Completely open source, this little board gives a hardware starting point with plenty of options. From a simple breakout board, it has turned into development board that I hope will inspire other projects.
The design is based on my existing tool, the OLED Backpack for the USB Tester (a USB power measurement device). Most of the SUPEROLED8 is the same, minus the current sensing hardware and connections that attach to the USB Tester. In the second iteration I swapped the single button for a 5-way navigation button with a 2k resistor network to share a single analog pin. This saves four GPIOs for other uses. The unused GPIOs are broken out at the bottom and just below the micro USB connector. The UART is above the 5-way and I2C at the top left of the OLED display. Add-on hardware can be connected to the bottom to add more features, like sensors or various power options, for example. The PCB form factor is based on the Dangerous Prototypes Sick of Beige standard PCB sizes.
Specifications for the new SUPEROLED8 development board include :
1 × OSHPark PCB
1 × ATmega32U4 Microprocessors, Microcontrollers, DSPs / ARM, RISC-Based MicrocontrollersMic
1 × 16Mhz Resonator
1 × 128×64 OLED Display
1 × 5-Way Navigation Button
4 × 2k Resistor for Button
1 × 10k Resistor for Button pullup
1 × 10uf Ceramic Capacitor
4 × 0.1uf Ceramic Capacitor
1 × Micro USB Connector
For more information on the new SUPEROLED8 development board jump over to the Hackaday.io website for details following the link below.Filed Under: Hardware, Top News