Another MickMake Mail! This time I have the #Rock64, #DLP2000, #VolksPC and a #FLiR dumpster dive! Sweet!
Why on earth do I want a smart toaster?
Because most of the control mechanism is already there and all I have to do is make a little smarter by adding in an ESP8266!
You can see it uses a very common Holtek LCD driver, the HT1621. This will be easy! Lot’s of uses from just cooking your toasties, to reflow soldering!
Guess what I’ll try first?
This is a really cool project, that used to cost around US$399, but they have dropped the price of the evaluation board to only US$99! I couldn’t resist and so bought two!
It uses the DLP2000 module from Texas Instruments and will project a 64×360 display at 30 lumens. Just enough for my application!
Built around the Amlogic S905X CPU it’s a fairly decent box, the best part is that it’ll run Android on top of Linux as an application. So you get the best of both worlds without having to dual boot!
I cracked it open and found a handy serial port that was used as the console.
This was a great find! A dumpster dive turned up one of these.
It was supposedly not working, but I connected up to a Pi, fired it up and the demo code worked straight off! Woohoo!
Since I’m from down-under, the exchange rate adds a fair amount and I’d end up having to pay around $450 for this module!
What a saving!
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