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This project displays information about the environment on an ST7789 display. There’s a text version of the data and a simple trend graph of the dust/pollen data. The sensors used are as follows:
Light : TLS2561
Dust : DM501A
The BMP280 and TLS2561 connect back to the STM32G071 over the I2C1 bus. The DM501A light sensor connects back to a GPIO pin. This pin is sampled at 1kHz. When a dust particle is detected in the sensor this pin is driven low. The program simply counts the number of milliseconds (samples) that this pin is low over a 1 minute interval and displays this figure.
Environmental information is sent back to a host PC using a UART. It is also written to the ST7789 display.
Code is available over here on github.
The ST7789 display used in this example is a 1.3 inch 240×240 colour LCD display. It interfaces to the STM32F030 at the pretty fast speed of 24MHz. The display is connected as follows:
My intention with this circuit is to create a low cost conference badge (actually for Dublin Maker 2019). The target bill-of-materials cost is €5 – most of which is attributed to the display.
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Connecting the hardware is only part of the story however and a software library is also required. This was based on the Breadboard Games code from last August in Wexford. The main changes that had to be addressed were the new initialization code and the openAperture code. These were based on the Adafruit library code and the manufacturer’s datasheet. This library includes some graphic drawing primitives as well as other functions to support game play (e.g. timing and random number generation). Additional functions will be added as the badge develops.
Code is available on github
A video of the library in operation is available on YouTube.