Project update 2 of 20
Our initial plans for the Vapor Phase One touchscreen involved a 3.2-inch, 320 x 240 pixel resistive display. After some initial testing, however, we determined that this was insufficient (particularly when displaying graphs of soldering data). As a result, we are happy to announce a surprise upgrade. Instead of the above, we are now going to install a 4-inch, 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen, which will accommodate a more readable interface and nicer looking graphs.
In order to maximize its extensibility, we are developing our touchscreen interface with TouchGFX Designer from STM, which is a free-to-use tool that makes it easy to customize menu structures. As a result, you will be able to add your own functionality in the future.
The photograph below gives you a sense of how the display will be integrated, mechanically, into Vapor Phase One:
We are working on designing Vapor Phase One in such a way that non-experts can successfully solder any component every time. Thank you very much for your support, and for the great feedback we have received so far.