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'[EE:] Amulet graphic LCD GUI'
2004\01\26@223658 by Brent Brown

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Hi everyone,

To add a graphic LCD to a design I've been looking at these interesting GUI
chips & modules to do some of the hard work for me:-

http://www.amulettechnologies.com (Found it in the PIClist archives)

Cool features:
- Uses HTML authoring tools
- Flash programmable
- Touch screen
- Library of widgets, like buttons and graph tools etc.
- Chips available to build your own or buy complete module

Any comments from people that have used them? Things like: do they do
what they say, noteworthy limitations, availability issues, etc. I plan on using
their 3.8" 320 x 240 pixel ready built module.

Thanks, Brent.
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2004\01\29@150643 by Bob Japundza

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Hi Brent,

I have one of their 3.8" modules and I like it, although programming such a small interface with so little real estate can be a bit trick using HTML.  I have questioned the lead developer at Amulet about why they use HTML for the programming interface, instead of creating a drag/drop design tool of their own.  He more or less responded that it is a marketing thing for them to use HTML, and that's what the owner wants.  The problem with using HTML is it is somewhat tedious and time-consuming when creating screens where you need pixel-level control.  I got rid of the padding around the font I was using by creating my own true-type fonts.  One of my amulet screens is jam-packed and the only way I was able to achieve this was thru using my own fonts, and some strange html table manipulation. Fortunately I have a lot of web development experience so it was not that difficult for me, but it was time-consuming.    Other than that the serial protocols are very straightforward, and s!
upport from them went beyond my expectations.  I made some suggestions and they implemented them in later versions of the firmware.  It sure beats trying to come up with a graphic interface from scratch.  Hopefully someday they will be supporting color and/or grayscale.

Regards,
Bob

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2004\01\29@190536 by Brent Brown

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Hi Bob,

Thanks for your response (in fact, thanks for your posting last year that
introduced me to the Amulet GUI).

I don't have too much HTML experience but I'll pick it up as I go, and that
should be time well spent anyway. The application I have in mind shouldn't
be too hard. The graphics I'll keep pretty simple, just a few buttons for
starting/stopping various processes. The trickiest will be displaying a line
graph of test results, but using the ready made widget for this should help a
lot.

The RS232 interface is something I'm pondering about now. The project will
have a PIC16F or 18F device with RS232 interface to a PC, then I need a
second RS232 to the Amulet module. I would like to be able to download
from the PC to the PIC (bootloader) and also from the PC to the Amulet
module (uHTML GUI code), so the user can do their own field upgrades
when I email them new code. Think I'll get the Amulet dev kit first and play
around till I know all the ins and outs of it.

Yeah, a color/grayscale version would be cool. I'm thinking a basic audio
output would be nice for user feedback too (key clicks, etc).

Thanks, Brent.

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2004\01\29@210452 by Michael Davidson

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> to use HTML, and that's what the owner wants.  The problem with using HTML
> is it is somewhat tedious and time-consuming when creating screens where
> you need pixel-level control.  I got rid of the padding around the font I

I don't know what version of HTML these things support, but if it's 4, then
you should be able to use CSS and get pixel level control.

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2004\01\30@023813 by Luis Moreira

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Hi Brent
Is there any chance you can give me the website for this graphic LCD GUI,
you just got me curious about it....
regards
       Luis



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2004\01\30@053211 by Brent Brown

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On 30 Jan 2004 at 7:36, Luis Moreira wrote:
> Hi Brent
> Is there any chance you can give me the website for this graphic LCD
> GUI, you just got me curious about it.... regards

Sure, it was in the first message in this thread but here it is again:

http://www.amulettechnologies.com

P.S. I don't sell these and I haven't used one (yet), but they definitely look
cool.

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2004\01\31@123536 by Bob Japundza

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It is a very limited subset of HTML.  I asked if they could implement absolute positioning with divs, they looked into it and found a workaround with some very messy tables.  But it works.

Regards,
Bob

> I don't know what version of HTML these things support, but if it's 4,
> then
> you should be able to use CSS and get pixel level control.

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