Hello? Anyone home? Echoooooo?
It’s been pretty quiet around here lately in Rengineer land. I’ve been letting this site sit for too long. However, this is going to be a big week.- Makerfaire is coming to New York! The Open hardware summit is here as well.
Today is a little different though – today I’m bringing out a a project I’ve been working on for the last few months – my first open hardware product, a Sharp Memory LCD breakout, and an Arduino Library to run it.
A wise man once said “Bringing a product to market is like having kids and kicking them out of the house all at once”
I’ve definitely found this to be true!
I’ll try to document the process over the next few weeks – but right now, I’m proud to show off the fruits of my labors.
Sharp makes a number of interesting LCD modules. This particular one is part of the “Memory LCD” series. What makes it special is that it doesn’t use polarizers. That causes it to have a really interesting “reflective on cloudy” effect – unlike any LCD I’ve ever seen before.
So – Check out the LCD module. I have two videos of it up on youtube:
If you like it, the breakout (with LCD) is available for purchase on tindie:
As always – this is an open source release – everything is on my github here: