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Badge with 2.8″ TFT Touch Screen with SDCard

We were already playing around with a 2.8 inch TFT Display and SDCard recently in a previous tutorial <===> First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, Coding | 2.8″ TFT Touch Screen with SDCard <===> and we will create a badge. The idea for creating a badge came as there is a Maker-Fest in Luxembourg on June 21-22 2018.

We will follow the above mentioned tutorial step by step and we will ALSO use the slide show for “Personal Branding“! We will ALSO use cardboard for the housing (case) to help for recycling. WHY “Personal Branding”? Well, lots or most students, learners, educators, teachers have already a website, blog, twitter account, Facebook page etc. SO WHY NOT showing these information to others and make some new friends while showing with pride your “Personalized Badge”! As cardboard housing (case) we will use the box from the delivered 2.8 inch TFT display as it fits perfectly for our project.

Concerning cutting cardboard, it isn’t actually that easy as one might think; my own experience… It needs some PracTICE as well as the appropriate tools. I suggest that you try it out first on cardboard boxes which are ready already for the recycling, e.g. take the measures of the 2.8 inch TFT display and try to cut it out two or three times before you are cutting out on the cardboard housing!! The exact measures for the 2.8 TFT display are 50 x 68 mm. Use appropriate tools for the cutting out; I used a set, please check the photo below with link for ordering it.

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Cutting set

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I used the cutting tool with the red shaft which fitted best for me…

Let us have a look how it looks without a housing (case) first, check photo below please.

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Makerfest 2018-Gust MEES-Badge

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The 2.8 inch TFT display has actually a GREAT resolution, it looks great.

NOW, take the cardboard box, open it and bend it so that the front side will be flat on your “Cutting Mat“. Take your aluminium ruler and center the 50 x 68 mm rectangle. Cut it out. Check if it fits, else make some cutting adjustments. Everything fits? OK, take now some self-adhesive paper, put it over front side and cut out to fit. It will look similar to this one, check photo, please.

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Badge in Cardboard box

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It looks nice, isn’t it? All we have to do now is to solder an ON/OFF switch to it and a “Reset-Button” as well as to fix it with a “Badge-Holder” and that’s it! The “Reset-Button” will be soldered in parallel to to the “Reset” of the Arduino board.

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My “Personal Branding”

Here below some examples on how to make “Personal Branding” in a Maker-Project.

 

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”.

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Coding, Arduino, 2.8 inch TFT display, badges, Makerfest, Luxembourg, Maker, MakerED, MakerSpaces, Bitmap, Cardboard, Slide-show, Personal Branding, tools,

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