Arduino Robot and TFT Display

by Visual Micro 22. May 2013 19:22

I just read the article below about the new arduino tft that shows the code to draw a sensor value on the screen instead of serial debug :)

It is a nice little Arduino shield

I recon the visual micro debugger could have an option to print some breakpoint data to the screen for the users. It would be a hell of a  lot easier :)

Maybe a debugger visualization can be created in c# to replicate the shield? Any offers anyone? 

#include <TFT.h>  // Arduino LCD library
#include <SPI.h>

// pin definition for the Uno
#define cs   10
#define dc   9
#define rst  8  

// pin definition for the Leonardo
// #define cs   7
// #define dc   0
// #define rst  1 

// create an instance of the library
TFT TFTscreen = TFT(cs, dc, rst);

// char array to print to the screen
char sensorPrintout[4];

void setup() {
  // Put this line at the beginning of every sketch that uses the GLCD:

  // clear the screen with a black background
  TFTscreen.background(0, 0, 0);
  // write the static text to the screen
  // set the font color to white
  // set the font size
  // write the text to the top left corner of the screen
  TFTscreen.text("Sensor Value :\n ",0,0);
  // ste the font size very large for the loop

void loop() {

  // Read the value of the sensor on A0
  String sensorVal = String(analogRead(A0));
  // convert the reading to a char array
  sensorVal.toCharArray(sensorPrintout, 4);

  // set the font color
  // print the sensor value
  TFTscreen.text(sensorPrintout, 0, 20);
  // wait for a moment
  // erase the text you just wrote
  TFTscreen.text(sensorPrintout, 0, 20);

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