Touchscreen picture frame

touchscreen_picture_frame

Circuit Ideas Design has posted a digital picture frame project based on their 240×320 16-bit color QVGA display. We made our own digital frame from a smaller screen a while back and this is pretty much the same implementation except with a larger screen and built around the AVR family of microcontrollers rather than PIC controllers.

The thing that piqued our curiosity was the five icons silk screened on one end of the display. That’s right, this is a touch screen. The board also has a built in SD slot and a bit of flexibility for connecting to a microcontroller. It can be controlled from a 40-pin header, or from headers that are designed to work as an Arduino shield. We’d love to get our hands on one but we were unable to figure out what currency the list price was in. Has anyone used this board yet?

Comments

  1. Ben Ryves says:

    Given that the site appears to be in Thai, I assume the currency is baht; 1550 baht = £28.95 or $46.13 (US).

  2. ted says:

    Thailand, Baht

    1 ฿ = 0.029753 U.S. dollars

  3. Martin says:

    Thai Baht i’d guess, been as its in Thai.. so about $46 for the screen.

  4. luke says:

    that screen is from a china-phone ( i think its called a MTK ? )
    almost every knock off or cheepy phone that comes from china has those 5 buttons at the bottom ..

    but nice work on the hack !

  5. polossatik says:

    this seller http://myworld.ebay.com/szdigitalsquare/ has the screen itself for 32 usd.
    The itself is also on ebay for 75 usd :) for that price you have one of those ARM9 boards with a touchscreen

  6. polossatik says:

    I mean the TFT240320TP screen + board like on the Circuit Ideas Design website is 75 usd (Ebay Item number: 120467436705).

  7. Richard says:

    For that price you can almost get the crappy iPhone knockoff that those screens are out of.

  8. JF says:

    The TFT itself can be bought in the US at newhaven display

    http://www.newhavendisplay.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1

    Also, there is this web site http://www.techtoys.com.hk/ where you can buy interresting development boards using PIC (also ARM and 8051) and this screen. A kit is < 100$ US.

  9. jaruwit says:

    The TFT240320TP screen (Ebay Item number: 120467436705). It is not from circuitidea.com. It come from ETT.com. That board is TFT LCD with touch screen interface board.
    Our board design to be a complete intregate module with any application that want to use LCD, SD card. with interface 8/16 bit. So you can use with any microcontroler etc AVR, pic, 8051, Arduino. on arduino you can plug-in and play application.

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