I recently bought two Nokia LCDs from eBay seller talktalkmobiles, and each came with a free Torx-8 screwdriver.
The screens come from Nokia 3310, 3330 and 3390, and have built-in Philips PCD8544 controllers.
It has 8 pins on the back of the LCD.
- V+ (+3.3V)
- Vout (DC/DC voltage converter)
For more information, Check out This Thread at LCDInfo.com or the datasheet.
This little guy will be making his appearance in some future electronics projects
From SparkFun Electronics, this little guy is a USB to UART converter, I’ll see what kind of fun I can have with it.
SparkFun Electronics says:
[This is a…] basic breakout board for FTDI’s popular USB to UART IC. Now with
internal oscillator and EEPROM, the FT232RL is an impressive IC!
VCCIO is now tied to 3.3V through a solder jumper. You have the
option of clearing this jumper and tying the VCCIO pin to 5V or any
other IO voltage you need.
- Implements full v2.0 USB protocol
- Needs no external crystal
- Internal EEPROM for device ID and Product Description strings
- Royalty-Free Driver support for Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX
Here’s the quickest hack in the history of MSNTV2 hacking.
1x Spark Fun Electronics “Shifter”
1x Floppy Drive Power Cable (from an old power supply)
Pinouts (Cable Colors to Shifter Markings):
Yellow = “RX-1”
Black = “TX-0”
Black = “GND”
Red = “VCC” (3.3v)
See: RS232 Shifter SMD @ Spark Fun Electronics