TinyScreen Assembly Tutorial

by Tony Batey February 15, 2016

TinyScreen Assembly Tutorial

Overview:

Today, we will be looking at the TinyScreen Basic Kit and learning how to assemble the boards and test some code on your TinyScreen.


Step One: Materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The TinyScreen Basic Kit includes a TinyScreen, USB TinyShield, TinyDuino Processor(with lithium ion battery charging support), and a lithium ion battery. The Basic Kit can be found here.


Step 2: Assembly

   

  

To assemble your TinyScreen module, stack the three boards on top of each other as shown in the pictures above.


Step 3: Charging the Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To charge the battery, plug it into the TinyDuino Processor, and stack the USB board on top of the processor. When the boards have been put together, connect the USB board to your computer using a USB C cable. An amber light will turn on and your battery will start charging.


Step 4: Programming the TinyScreen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The TinyScreen has a GPIO that allows us to communicate using the I2C format. It also has 4 buttons along the side of the screen (2 on the left, and 2 on the right). Attached below, we have a couple basic programs for your TinyScreen; the first being a short demonstration showing you how to print a simple message on the screen. The second program is a flappy bird game played by using the four buttons on the side of the TinyScreen. These sketches can be downloaded to your computer, or directly uploaded to your TinyDuino Processor from the embedded Codebender plugin. Before programming, the proper drivers must be installed to detect the COM ports. The drivers needed can be found here:

    

 


 Downloads:

TinyScreen_Nametag_Sketch

TinyScreen_FlappyBird_Sketch



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