I’ve just realized a digital photo frame with the newly-released STM32F7-Discovery board from ST Microelectronics. A lot of software components are used in this project, such as: FreeRTOS, STemWin (with external resource load), LCD interface.
With some free time (and an unused GPS module) I decided to realize a GPS and temperature logger. It can be used for example to check if a good was moved through the right path and within a given temperature range.
It’s time to write about a more complex but interesting connection with the STM32F4-Discovery board. Since I started developing with electronics, I’ve found a lot of applications in which an LCD is needed or can be an added value, specially if it includes a Touchscreen.
ST has announced a new born in the discovery line, based on STM32F429ZIT6 microcontroller, with 64Mbit SDRAM and a QVGA display on board!
The HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor uses sonar to determine distance to an object. It offers excellent non-contact range detection with high accuracy and stable readings in an easy-to-use package, from about 3cm to 300cm. Its operation is not affected by sunlight or black material like other kind of sensor, although acoustically soft materials like cloth can be difficult to detect – at least in the far range. It comes complete with ultrasonic transmitter and receiver module.