Friday, July 25, 2008

What are you making with the TouchShield?

I've been really busy over the last few weeks helping out everyone with specific questions on how to make this, how to code that, etc. I'm curious, though, what's everyone making with them?

Has anyone written any cool games?

Let me know!


Chris said...

Pin Visualizer

darudude said...

Well I've been wanting to get a project going!

I've been planning a little project that involved the use of a touch screen for some time, and it seems the arduino+touchshield combination would suit me just fine for a prototype. I've never used the arduino before but have been wanting to for some time as I've read a lot of cool things about it. There seems to be a lot of documentation on the arduino but I can hardly find any on the touchshield. Do you have a simple documentation of the touchshield (ie all the functions and descriptions)? I've looked through the core code and read a bunch of functions, but it would be cool if there was some sort of formal documentation.

Also, do you ship to Canada from liquidware? I was interested in purchasing the starter kit.

Matt said...

Howdy up there in Canada! The touchshield documentation is mostly included in the core files, but Chris and I are working night and day to extract it into a nice little pdf. Otherwise, just shoot over some code and I'd be happy to work on it with ya... Let me know (and of course I ship to Canada... after all, I have family up in Nova Scotia)!

Chris said...


Have a look at our TouchShield and Arduino instructions and function reference (right side)

darudude said...

Thanks guys! I like the API page a lot. I would still like am more detailed descriptions of the function with a simple example of use. However, this helps a lot and is easier then going through all the files in the core.

I am also glad you are shipping to Canada. Justin sent me an email saying shipping is around the $20 range. Any way of confirming this or getting a more precise price? Once again, I am interested in starter kit.

Robert Kosara said...

I've ordered a TouchShield, and will post if I manage to do something interesting with it. But I was wondering why there is no link to a data sheet or mention of the make and model of the display. From looking at the code, you're essentially passing commands to the display, which does the rendering itself. It would really be interesting to see what else that thing can do that's perhaps not exposed through the API (yet).