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So since the past month, I have been working on an OLED display for the Launchpad. It is a 128*64 OLED based on the SSD1306 driver. The booster pack is currently configured as SPI to a MSP430G2452. Th

MikroElektronica GLCD Font Creator (free)   "GLCD Font Creator is the ultimate solution to create personalized fonts, symbols and icons for Graphic LCD (GLCD). It lets you create fonts for Liquid Cr

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Awesome application Blue. I was wondering why someone had not made this, after getting myself an xprotolab. I think the larger footprint, and use of the MSP will make this baby allot easier to work with, and make the enclosure a more manageable project.

With four channels
, have you considered a logic probe function? Any plans for a GUI?

 

KB

edit: sorry I was confusing this for a moment with Rob's Nokia project :oops:

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Thanks. That's for you guys to do. I just made a platform. The big problem is that I'm unable to get this to work with the USCI which is available on the high memory MSP430 chips. I've tested this on the 2452 which has 8Kb flash.

I can cut down on one font pack to give more memory though. The code allows easy turn on/off of fonts.

 

Yes, this will act as an amazing application for a simple display. All you have to do in code is send

oledprintf( char, column, row, FONT_TYPE) 

 

and it will draw it on the screen.

I'm busy at work, but code and schematics will be up by the weekend.

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Unfortunately - BitFontCreator

Not free, but got the job done quickly and I could change width/height easily. Also various export formats also helped. It is a bit buggy though. I think they should have a 30day trial.

 

If you guys need a font, I can do it up for you or even better, come up with an alternative.

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Unfortunately - BitFontCreator

Not free, but got the job done quickly and I could change width/height easily. Also various export formats also helped. It is a bit buggy though. I think they should have a 30day trial.

 

If you guys need a font, I can do it up for you or even better, come up with an alternative.

 

I wonder if FontForge can do this? http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/

 

It's ugly, but I've used it before and it seems functional. There are a lot of good opensource fonts out there these days. Liberation / Vera / DejaVu / Libertine / Etc. However, I don't know how using them in some projects affects source code (GPL being viral and all that). But maybe GPL font exception applies to many of them: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#FontException

 

http://sixrevisions.com/web_design/a-we ... nux-fonts/

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For Windows users out there, I guess that someone has kindly put together an unofficial Windows version of FontForge:

 

http://www.mpetroff.net/archives/2011/1 ... -binaries/

(Paste URL in browser. Site seems to block referrals - clicks)

 

I'll try it this weekend on Linux to see if I can convert some fonts to bitmap fonts. Which format is required? BDF, FON, NFNT?

 

*edit* Any chance that you can PM me an attachment of one of the fonts so I can see the format?

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MikroElektronica GLCD Font Creator (free)

 

"GLCD Font Creator is the ultimate solution to create personalized fonts, symbols and icons for Graphic LCD (GLCD). It lets you create fonts for Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) and Graphic LCD. It provides a very nice and intuitive user interface. GLCD Font Creator lets you create fonts and symbols from scratch, or by importing existing fonts on your system. It lets you modify and adjust them for your needs, apply effects to them, and finally export them as source code for use in your favorite language compiler."

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Hmm. I wonder if we can use something like this?

 

http://code.google.com/p/dogm128/wiki/fonts

http://code.google.com/p/dogm128/

 

I know that the MSP430F5529 has a dogs display on it. I know the display is not the same as this OLED , but I'm mostly interested in a common method of converting a BDF font into a C source or a structure that can be used for the fonts.

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very nice, just a suggestion. maybe add five button or some input device? something that uses 1 adc line..

Or add one 5-way button?

Avnet has 4 of them on clearance for $0.90, but I am torn if I should get them or not. Using parts in my design just because I was lucky to get them for peanuts doesn't make sense, at full price, 2 switches would cost more than the rest o the board with parts. Any other switches that are worth looking at?

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