Costa, Michael (2005) In-vehicle display system. [USQ Project]
The design of an invehicle textual display system based on a matrix of light emitting
diodes was achieved within this project. The concept of an illuminated display was
researched, designed and developed into a working prototype.
The prototype of the display consists of eleven display sections, each consisting of a
5x7 LED matrix. The design allows these modular sections to be added or removed
to vary the length of the display required.
The research into existing LED displays revealed a number of equally suited
products was available, however, the goal of the project was the creation of an
original design that could be manufactured into a new product in the future.
The display is controlled by a PIC microcontroller that outputs serial data to a series
of cascaded serial-in parallel-out shift registers. The shift registers convert the stream
of serial data to a parallel sequence used to scan each line of the display.
A handheld programmer is incorporated in the design and is used to create messages
for the display. The programmer is based around a mobile phone layout using an alphanumeric keypad and multi-tap typing to enter each character.
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|Item Type:||USQ Project|
|Item Status:||Live Archive|
|Faculty / Department / School:||Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 00:27|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:33|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||in-vehicle textual display system, illuminated display|
|Fields of Research :||09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090604 Microelectronics and Integrated Circuits
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090601 Circuits and Systems
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