Category Archives: Campaigns

Using the Serial LCD Adaptor for LCDs

Our first crowd-funding campaign was for the Serial LCD Adaptor kits. The product page in the AusThai Shop gives you some of the details on the operation of the kit. We thought it would be useful to give a general overview of  how you might use the kit.

The obvious advantage has been stated a few times now. The number of pins you will use on your microcontroller is greatly reduced. The Serial LCD Adaptor works with three types of serial link and has two operating modes to give you maximum flexibility. Continue reading Using the Serial LCD Adaptor for LCDs

A Christmas Soldering Project

We are in the final stages of preparing a Christmas soldering project. Here is a video of the prototype board.

This prototype is running on one of our own Freescale controller boards but the soldering kit will be designed to plug into an Arduino or Raspberry Pi. (If you don’t have one of these we can supply a pre-programmed controller.)

When you wave your hand over the photo sensor on the top of the board the light level drops. When the program senses this drop in light level it starts the music IC and runs a little light show.

The project can be soldered in under an hour and the program will take a few minutes. Something to impress your friends with at Christmas.

We are planning to run this as our second crowd-funding campaign starting in the next few days. Check back here for the details.

Turn the Raspberry Pi into a headless server with the Serial LCD Adaptor Kit

2Here is just one possible application of the Serial LCD Adaptor kit. Using a raspberry Pi and just four wires you can create a headless web server. In this example we use the LCD to display the server status without the need for a HDMI display.

The possibilities for this serial adaptor are endless. We are currently crowdfunding this project. Head over and take a look.

$6 Serial Adaptor Kit for LCD displays

For small contribution of just $6 you can have one of these kits.

Crowdfunding campaign coming soon


Update: Our first campaign is now live on Indiegogo. Click here to see it.crowdfunding1

AusThai is in the process of launching our first crowdfunding campaign. We see crowdfunding as a very good way to involve our customers in our product development decision making process.

We will be running campaigns from time to time as way of allowing members of the community to have a say in development of our Maker’s Corner product line. In return for your contribution you will receive one or more of the new products as they come off the assembly line.

Stay tuned to this page for updates.