Let there be light!

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  1. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    This will just be a pretty quick blog post without much explanation or anything else (more will follow soon :) )

    Finally, we received the missing datasheet for the driver IC as well as some other needed documentation, and shortly after, Nikolaus managed to do the following:

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    Now, before you are getting excited:

    This is NOT a picture from the Pyra devboard.

    It is a built-in test pattern from the driver IC.

    However, it means that the LCD is now properly initialized - now we're talking ;)

    Shortly after however, Nikolaus managed to do this:

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    This doesn't look spectacular, I know. It looks like a white box on a black screen.

    However, it isn't.

    It's actually an X server with a white xterm window.

    If you look careful, you can see a tiny symbol in the top-left corner of the LCD - that's the shell waiting for input.

    It's very very small (well, FullHD on 5"...) and the camera is a bit overexposed.

    But yes, that does mean: We've got the LCD running on the devboard.

    Now you can get excited.

    I don't have the hardware PCB at home right now to connect the display myself yet, so I can't do any more pictures.

    However, as soon as I get an updated version from Nikolaus, I'll do pictures and videos.

    Now it's fullspeed ahead mixing the components further together :)

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  2. ekianjo

    ekianjo Hardcore Member

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    Nice update :)
     
  3. xiongxioi

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    The screen looks rather good in photo, I wonder if it can stand up against more main stream ones.

    It's good to know the bugs are getting worked out, I hope Pyra will go into production soon.
     
  4. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    It's the same screen as the nexus 5.. that isn't mainstream enough?
     
  5. Saber

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    Great progress ED and Nikolaus.
     
  6. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Apparently, it was probably PLANNED to be the screen used to be in the Nexus 5... we recently got a Nexus 5 in our hands and it uses a different screen.

    Maybe this one wasn't finished in time...?
     
  7. Hồng Thất Công

    Hồng Thất Công Đả Cẩu Bổng Pháp

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    I thought we want to get away from mainstream :p .  

    Nice progress ED!  Pyra wil be for sale in Two Monthstm
     
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  8. Fzero

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    ha! I was jokingly thinking the same thing... this is progress... 2 months more and I'll have a Pyra :)

    Good news though ED, cheers for the update and snaps 
     
  9. budweiser

    budweiser GP32 Hardcore

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    Awesome , thanks for keeping us in the loop .... Bud
     
  10. comradekingu

    comradekingu Glowing ember

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    Nicholaus and ED, you are truly amazing people, thank you.  Just wanted to take the opportunity to say you are very appreciated.
     
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  11. Exophase

    Exophase Nothing good will ever come of Exophase.

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    Congrats.
     
  12. rand

    rand Member

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    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. My wallet is ready.
     
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  13. kasp

    kasp Very Active Member

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    Now that the screen is done I don't see it taking any more than 8 weeks tops. :D
     
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  14. bzar

    bzar A Commando

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    Coming soon: Hellollo-video? ^_^

    Nice progress :)
     
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  15. ekianjo

    ekianjo Hardcore Member

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    It would be good to finish everything else first.  
     
  16. _wb_

    _wb_ Microbe Staff Member

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    Well done!

    I like this steady progress. What is the next problem to tackle?
     
  17. Linux-SWAT

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    A xterm is ok enough, give GC the go.
     
  18. ekianjo

    ekianjo Hardcore Member

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    not just proble,s I think; but undefined/untested things a tthis stage:

    - keyboard mat

    - bakclight

    - case (not finished/molded)

    - logo

    - probably tons of other things (the devil is in the details)
     
  19. kulpae

    kulpae Still Fresh

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    awesome, that looks promising! good work!
     
  20. SiegfriedCroes

    SiegfriedCroes Game Developer | Pixel Artist

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    Quite a while I posted here ^^'

    Great progress! Can't wait for some photos and videos :D
     

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