Nextion Editor:A Basic Introduction

Nextion Editor is a development software used for visual building of graphic interface for embedded GUI-intensive devices with various types of TFT displays and Touch Panels. By using this tool, you can start creating TFT based devices much faster and easier.

In this blog, we will introduce you the menu and toolbars and use guidance, we will show you how to use Nextion Editor with a simple example. I hope with these descriptions, you can quickly get started using this software to design your interface.

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Nextion HMI TFT LCD Display:A Basic Introduction

Nextion Hardware

Nextion is a Seamless Human Machine Interface (HMI) solution that provides a control and visualisation interface between a human and a process, machine, application or appliance. Nextion is mainly applied to IoT or consumer electronics field. It is the best solution to replace the traditional LCD and LED Nixie tube. Available from 2.4" to 7" models, provides a analog touch screen operator interface with programmable function buttons, gauges, progress bars…etc., Nextion is an interface solution designed to complement your application needs.

Nextion Display has so many goods, you may not have a thorough understanding for it. In following blog series, I will give comprehensive introduction for Nextion. If you are a green hand, these blogs are just the things to help you get started.

This blog will talk about Nextion hardware, product competitive advantages and model guide particularly.

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How to Use New Components in Nextion Editor V0.26

We are happy that our Nextion Editor have been upgraded to V0.26. In this new edition, there are two new components added. They are slider component and waveform component. In this blog, we will teach you to use these two components . We hope our examples will inspired you, we are looking forward to your project sharing on our Nextion forum. More components will be added to this software soon, we will keep updating our blog to share with you.

The demo refered in this bolg can be found here.
https://github.com/itead/ITEADLIB_Arduino_Nextion

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AC-DC V2 & V3 Comparative Test Report

V3 is a brand new AC-DC module with better performance, not only its output efficiency has increased, but also its stability has been greatly improved. The most significant character of V3 is it will not perform malfunction when AC circuit suddenly open. So it is especially suitable to be used in intelligent switches, sockets and other smart devices. In this blog we will show you this by doing a V2 and V3 AC-DC module comparative test.

AC-DC module 5V 700mA V1

AC-DC module 5V 700mA V2

AC-DC module 5V 500mA V3

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Nextion 3D Printer Display

Nextion intelligent display is very easy to be used. When doing graphical interface, its MCU resources occupancy is very small. It is very suitable for 3D printer project.

Alberto Cotronei @MagoKimbra has already made a preliminary attempt to Marlin project, watch the video to see the effect.Alberto Cotronei @MagoKimbra has just started doing this thing, is there any more guy interest to join him?

Marlin open source project:https://github.com/MarlinFirmware/Marlin/issues/2546

you can discuss the topic here:http://support.iteadstudio.com/support/discussions/topics/1000061784

Raspberry Pi B+ 2.8 TFT Add-on V2.0 Touch Function Realizing

We’ve received many support tickets for asking how to make Raspberry Pi B+ 2.8 TFT Add-on V2.0 touchable. In this blog, we will demonstrate how to make Raspberry Pi B+ 2.8 TFT Add-on V2.0 show desktop upon Raspberry Pi B+ and its touch function.

Preparation

·Download Raspbian-2015-2-15.img into SD card, then launch Raspberry Pi B+
·Ensure your network connection working well
·Connect Raspberry Pi B+ 2.8 TFT Add-on V2.0 to Raspberry Pi B+ correctly

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Make a Serial Keyboard by RDM6300

Make a Serial Keyboard by RDM6300

"Serial Keyboard"? What is it? I could not explain with simply one sentence, so first of all, let me tell you the origin of my idea:

 

As a 125KHz RFID reader module, RDM6300 communicates directly through serial ports. Its good stability and efficiency makes it being widely applied to identification. Based on identity uniqueness, each item has its own exclusive ID, the amount can be enormous. If we place similar ID tags as picture 1 inside some items such as toys, clothes, shoes, etc., they can not be distinguished by appearance at all. How to solve this problem? I thought out a way that attach ID number to each items for easy identification.

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