agidi
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Several small screens for GA airplane?

Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:32 am

Hello. I have this project in mind. I would appreciate your suggestions.

I fly a small airplane and it has 4 1.75” rectangular cut outs for old indicator lights in an enclosure that has been emptied out on top of the panel.
I thought I could fill those with small displays and hide a pi behind in the enclosure. Then display some simple info like outside temp inside temp baro altitude, Zulu time etc

All other ideas for stuff to display are welcomed I just thought of this today while cleaning the plane.
It has to be a simple wire or sensor. I don’t want to hardwire too much.
Ideas and suggestions are welcomed.
I’m attaching some images. https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0nGRMtznJtqKMk

PhatFil
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Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:55 pm
Location: Oxford UK

Re: Several small screens for GA airplane?

Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:55 am

google for NOKIA 5110 displays, cheap, a 3.3v device and with an spi interface so should be easy to address a number of them using a dedicated data line /gpio for each screen .

https://www.bluetin.io/displays/nokia-5 ... -pi-guide/

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