07/02/2020 at 01:50 •
I'm in the process of updating this project - to make it easier to replicate - and I'm toying with using a different "flavor" or LCARS.
Option 1: The original TNG version
This is the version that is most familiar to Trek-fans.... I also find it the most visually unappealing (it looks like Rainbow Brite threw up on a computer screen). The original mini display is built with this motif.
Option 2: NCC1701-E "Shades of Blue"
This version is mostly blue and purple... and is my favor version of the LCARS interface
Option 3: Janeway's Future Transparent Display
This one seems very difficult to make. Making a transparent display is a nonstarter... but maybe using some type of acrylic, or ITO glass, might be an option
Option 4: Picard's Transparent Display
I'd LOVE to make a version that is based off this... I don't think I can easily make a transparent version.... but I like the color motif and the clean lines....
06/13/2020 at 08:57 •
I've been in a funk the last 3 months (since the COVID-19 crisis). Building/making always helps when I need to clear my head. Unfortunately, I couldn't think of a good project to start... so I decided to remix an old project with leftover parts.
My voltage measurement tool was build with an INA219 Featherwing, so I decided to harvest that from my old project to build the ST TNG monitor.
Here's a list of what I already had:
- INA219 Featherwing (from the Voltage Logger)
- DC 2.1mm Panel Mounts (from the Voltage Logger)
- 500 mAh battery (from the Voltage Logger)
- ESP32 Feather (used for an old project)
- Piezo (from an old project)
- MPR121 Cap Touch Sensor (unopened)
- Featherwing Tripper (harvested from an old project)
- Proto Pasta Conductive Filament (unopened)
To finish the project, I purchased a TFT 3.5 Featherwing and BME680 sensor.