I have only recently come across the Arduboy. I have been getting back into teaching electronics / code and I am wanting to develop a project for year 13. This would involve students designing and making a full PCB, case and everything else. We have 3D printers and laser cutters just waiting to get going on this type of project. I have been working / playing with the micro:bit and the Raspberry Pi both of which have strengths but the Arduino combined with Arduboy and the gaming design is just fantastic. However, as a “had to learn it all in my lunch time” electronics teacher with a background in graphic design I have encountered by first issue. I am trying to put together a working DIY clone based around the bits that have been posted to me so far. I have on order a couple of Nanos and SPI oled screens. I also have in my over excited hands two Pro Micros and a couple of I2C oled screens. I have loaded all the libraries into the IDE and the board to support Arduboy 1 and 2. However I am still sitting with a blank screen. I have tested the screen by using an Adafruit sketch and had it working. This involved changing the 1306 driver library a bit so that it was set to a 128x36 screen. Also had to change the address of the screen in the Adafruit sketch. I basically followed the instructions here-
The screen works and runs the graphics. Unfortunately no such luck with the Arduboy sketches and libraries. I have uninstalled the IDE, deleted the Arduino libraries from my documents folder and reinstalled everything to start afresh. Still no luck.
Anyone got any idea how I can get this going?
Or should I just wait for the SPI screen to arrive?
I am not too worried at the moment about the speed of the display I just would like to get things moving. Ultimately at level 3 students have to show understanding of I2C serial communication. This type of learning will be great for them to grapple with once I have learnt how to solve the problem myself.