How to Build Your Own $3.2bln Nest Startup Using Java SE Embedded Tech (Part 5)
By Hinkmond-Oracle on Mar 14, 2014
We now have power to your Raspberry Pi. Next, we need to hook up the cool LCD Touchscreen from adafruit.com so that your Java SE Embedded thermostat app will have a UI. Lady Ada has some rockin' cool gear for your Raspberry Pi at her Web site!
See the cool video demo of the TFT touchscreen below:
To hook up her LCD Touchscreen to your RPi so that your Java SE Embedded app can use it, just follow these two sets of instructions from adafruit.com.
First do the assembly: TFT touchscreen assembly
Next do the software installation: TFT touchscreen software
That's it for this part. You can also check out the other steps at the adafruit.com Web site for screen calibration and other optional set-up steps. But, with the above minimal steps you now have a working touchscreen.
Next up, we will connect the PiFace for the relays needed to turn on and off your furnace and A/C via a Java SE Embedded app. That's when the stuff gets real... Or, sparks fly... One, or the other.
Full series of steps: