Part 2: Nintendo DS Touchscreen Color Picker

So this took me longer to put together than expected as various events in my life have kept me very busy, in a good way. I also had trouble with the tool Fritzing. It is the tool I used in Part 1 of this tutorial to create the image of the breadboard and Arduino laid out nicely. I had trouble building my own Nintendo DS Touchscreen Connector and the Touchscreen itself. There were Spark Fun equals but they were not exactly the same and I didn’t want to confuse anybody by accident.

Due to this tutorial taking too long I’m just going to show a few images of the device along with the code. I apologize the lack of a proper tutorial.

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Part 1: Nintendo DS Touchscreen Color Picker

I figured I’d write-up a tutorial on a little idea I had. I wanted to see if I could make a touchscreen become a color picker. Simple idea and I know it is possible. It was a good introduction into various aspects of building prototypes with an Arduino board. This tutorial is going to be broken up into two parts. First we’ll talk about hooking up an RGB LED to an Arduino board. I’ll be using an Arduino UNO but I’m sure most of the Arduino boards will be very similar. One last thing, keep in mind I am new to embedded development and hardware in general. So these tutorials may not be as descriptive or detailed as one would expect.
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