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Offline JacquesBBB

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Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« on: April 15, 2015, 01:10:41 pm »
I have suscribed to this  indiegogo campaign 
for a TFT screen with GPU and easy (!) interface building.

It allow to use a touchscreen  as an interface for various projects.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nextion-a-cost-effective-high-performance-tft-hmi/x/9451463#home

Hope it is as interesting as it looks.
 

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2015, 07:53:21 am »
Thanks  for sharing this project.
we won't disappoint you.

   ---Jerry from ITEAD, member of Nextion team.
 

Offline electr_peter

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Re: Funded, Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2015, 08:18:53 am »
Looks very interesting and affordable. ITEAD studio are not beginners and know few things about manufacturing and shipping, so I have high hopes they will deliver.

SW is the most important thing in this project. As I understood, screen itself is programmed to perform GUI like functions and external MCU has only to imitate and read button presses - so very easy on MCU side. I think such screens can be very useful in places where linux-*** based boards are overkill for the task.

EDIT: Funding level at 166% ($33k) on 2015-04-22. If 250% ($50k) is reached, ITEAD claims to add free USB/serial adapter.
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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2015, 09:23:16 am »
New feature on the Nextion Editor:
Auto Upgrade


Translate before release..
 

Offline Marco

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2015, 11:13:46 am »
"Help Us Get Nextion To Programer"

Programer is valid spelling, but it's not plural ... so I think you mean "Help Us Get Nextion To Programers". Although personally I'd spell it programmers.

That said, looks impressive. Hope you get it funded and can make a continuing business out of it.
 

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2015, 12:31:27 pm »
"Help Us Get Nextion To Programer"

Programer is valid spelling, but it's not plural ... so I think you mean "Help Us Get Nextion To Programers". Although personally I'd spell it programmers.

That said, looks impressive. Hope you get it funded and can make a continuing business out of it.


 |O poor english on my side |O
 

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2015, 01:20:15 pm »
Don't worry about your English, it's fine. I just threw in $10 for an early bird 2.4" display. Seems like plenty of other people don't mind the odd grammatical error either.

Thank for supporting our project.
We appreciate if you can share the project on Facebook or Twitter.
 

Offline JacquesBBB

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2015, 03:17:38 pm »
85% Funded after less  than 2 days of campaign and 39 days to go . It is clear that the project will be funded.

Those who wish to  benefit from the best  "early bird" offer, 
at $10 including postage for the 2.4"  version,
need to hurry, as it will soon be over as  400 out of 500 are already gone.

The "early bird" offer for the 4.3" version is  gone about 24 hours after the opening of the campaign.
 

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2015, 08:26:37 pm »
Interesting that they have included some clips from the new VCC HMI ad in their video.. definitively not running their stuff.

EDIT: Ah I see they have a caption "Nextions future" over it.. I guess both are Chinese companies so no problems with copyright =)
« Last Edit: April 18, 2015, 08:28:19 pm by discomike »
 

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2015, 02:36:10 pm »
Does the controller on these boards have enough power to do some alpha compositing BTW? Otherwise it will be hard to pull off these really fancy components.
 

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2015, 05:54:51 am »
Is the software available for download?


Net yet.
Should be released before shipping.
 

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2015, 04:32:44 pm »
Just put in for a 4.3"!
 

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2015, 09:48:31 pm »
Keep funding this project, I need convenient serial adapter for free* >:D

*available if $50k is reached
 

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2015, 11:20:10 pm »
This is a super affordable solution compared to the 4D systems ones I have been using.
I have ordered (backed) a 5 pack of each...
Time is the overseer of all things.
 

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2015, 01:33:13 am »
Just put in an order for the 4.3inch display. ;)

It sounds like it uses the FTDI EVE chip to do the rendering. However the key to using this chip successfully will be in their software support and that's what got my attention ;)

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2015, 05:50:06 pm »
Got in for a 4.3"! Hope it will be a good alternative to the excellent (but expensive) screens from 4D System!
 

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2015, 06:15:58 pm »
in for one of each, looks interesting.
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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2015, 08:06:15 am »
Keep funding this project, I need convenient serial adapter for free* >:D
*available if $50k is reached
Project is funded and closed. Now we have to wait for a delivery.
$50k funding goal was not reached so USB serial converter will not be included, I guess :'( Maybe Jerry could help out there...
 

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2015, 07:44:25 pm »
I cant wait to see how this turns out. Very curious....about how good the software is.  :-+
 

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2015, 01:55:56 am »
Mine arrived today. Five of each of the two sizes.
Notice the high quality anti-static bags they were shipped in.  :o
I am a bit pissed considering the investment. (Even though five of the 4" units cost about the same as a single 4" from 4D Systems.)
I have sent a complaint email.
I will rebag them and then test them as soon as their software works properly.
Time is the overseer of all things.
 

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2015, 02:45:36 am »
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I have sent a complaint email.

Why ?   Because they do not work because of the software?
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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2015, 03:15:42 am »
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I have sent a complaint email.

Why ?   Because they do not work because of the software?

I'm guessing because the bubble wrap they were packed in was not anti-static.

Mine showed up today.  Connector wasn't aligned very well, but was still soldered correctly and the unit as a whole looks nice.  I'll get to it when I get to it, hopefully the software is nice and polished by then.
 

Offline Mr.B

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2015, 04:49:25 am »
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I have sent a complaint email.

Why ?   Because they do not work because of the software?

No, because of the total lack of static protection.
Time is the overseer of all things.
 

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2015, 09:53:30 am »
Has anyone managed to generate a font set? Quick start guide says only Arial is supported but even that wont work!
 

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Re: Nextion: high-performance TFT HMI
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2015, 07:28:55 pm »
I have not yet had time to do anything with mine.
Too busy with other stuff.
It is my intention to spend some time on them this weekend.
I will report back how it goes...
Time is the overseer of all things.
 


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