Custom FIP

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Custom FIP

Post by c0nnex » 25 Dec 2016, 21:41

Since working with the arduino / teensy is so easy, I'll checkout to build a custom FIP.
Roughly calculated it should be possible to build a fip (with even biger screen or higher resolution and touch) for less than $60 (opposed to >$150 for the saitek one)

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Re: Custom FIP

Post by Oz Flyer » 26 Dec 2016, 02:12

I await more info as they are not available at any good/bad price in OZ.
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Re: Custom FIP

Post by krono » 26 Dec 2016, 02:36

Hi
Looking forward to the outcome
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Re: Custom FIP

Post by Rubix101 » 26 Dec 2016, 03:06

This is great news, cant wait to see how to make this all happen!

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Re: Custom FIP

Post by Oz Flyer » 28 Dec 2016, 00:10

Do you have any idea if this be based on the Teensy 3.5? or one of the other?
If not I will wait to get one.
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Re: Custom FIP

Post by c0nnex » 28 Dec 2016, 00:29

I will let you know as soon as my tft arrived and i played with it on the teensy. Currently i favorize the teensy 3.5 as it's cheap, small and good to program

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Re: Custom FIP

Post by OldAirmail » 28 Dec 2016, 04:35

HIGHLY interested. :D
1 Saitek Switch Panel, 1 Radio Panel, 1 Multi Panel, 1 BIP, 1 FIP,
1 Saitek Rudder Pedal,
1 Saitek Throttle, 1 Saitek TPM, 1 Desktop Aviator GPS, 1 CH Yoke


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Re: Custom FIP

Post by c0nnex » 28 Dec 2016, 22:23

My first try will be this ones :
https://www.pjrc.com/store/display_ili9341_touch.html and https://www.pjrc.com/store/display_ili9341.html together with a teensy 3.2
The first one is even touch and higher res, so one might not need hardware buttons. will check if it's still big enough for my clumsy fingers ;)
Both are a little bit smaller (2.8/2.2 inches opposed to 3.5 on FIP). I'll report and make some pics videos about the diffrence.

Due to the amazing speed, I'll try to offload the complete rendering to the teensy. This could save a looot of cpu on the sim computer. Only problem will be the storage/ram. Might need to add a SD card then or go for Teensy 3.5/3.6 which has it boarded already.

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Re: Custom FIP

Post by Oz Flyer » 29 Dec 2016, 00:13

Hi OldAirMail,
Is the US mail really as much to post thing as PJRC are quoting?
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Re: Custom FIP

Post by c0nnex » 29 Dec 2016, 01:10

And don't forget Taxes! I almost fell over yesterday when UPS wanted 200$ for customs and taxes from me!

Why don't you order at an australian dealer?
https://littlebirdelectronics.com.au/se ... t&q=teensy

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