Björn PD5DJ has prepared a Nextion 4.3″ version of the KD8CEC / KN4UD firmware. Versions are available for both 4.3″ Basic and Enhanced displays.
Menu’s and all screens are redone, cleaned up and aligned for the 4.3″ screen.
Björn PD5DJ used his Nextion screen on previous projects, and this changed the fixed baud rate programmed into the unit. If your Nextion screen was used previously for other projects you may have the same issue.
This problem was fixed by placing the command “bauds=9600” on page 0 in the Preinitialize Event panel.
Tip!, Every Designer should place this in their code.
Malcolm EI8FH says, “Many thanks to Ian KD8CEC and Allen Merrill for their great work and time in producing superb operating software and display for the ubitx transceiver , very much appreciated.”
Allan KN4UD has put together display firmware for the Nextion 3.2″ and 3.5″ displays that represent “works in progress”.
Bill KF7YXS says, “Dreams coming to reality. Now a hinge system?”
The effects on the new 7″ Nextion screen design from VE1BWV are pretty impressive! You need a large enclosure to enjoy the 7″ display.
Photo courtesy of Vern AA7HC
Ron, KGØJ has done some work on rescaling the graphics for the Nextion 3.5” display. It’s not 100% complete yet but he’s got all the major functional screens done and he has started work on moving some of the others around so they at least use some more of the screen real estate. Ron says the rescaled graphics look better than earlier versions.
The files are attached as a zip containing the .tft and .hmi files. The 90 refers to the orientation of the display, this one puts the SD card slot at the bottom.
VE1BWV(Joe) and KN4UD (Allen) have announced the release of Nextion firmware to support larger screen sizes with KD8CEC firmware v 1.094 and up.
The current releases include support for the 3.2 and 3.2E and for the 7 inch Nextion display.
The screens have been redeveloped with new buttons and enhanced graphics to reflect each of the 2 display sizes. This work is on going but due to high requests they have decided to release current versions which are fully functional and utilise the full display area.
Ian KD8CEC has released an update of his µBITx firmware and accompanying firmware for the Nextion display (for 2.4″ and 2.8″ displays).
Others are working on resizing the firmware to work on 3.2″, 3.5″ and 7″ displays. It would be simple to also convert the 7″ firmware to work with a 5″ display.
So what is new in this latest beta release?
The pace of development is pretty staggering. We all look forward to other functions being added to the Nextion screen in future!
To download these beta files check out Ian’s article.
Joe VE1BWV says he is running a 3.2 Nextion Enhanced display as well as a 7 inch Nextion Enhanced display and the code seems to be working fine.
He will be releasing the 7 inch .hmi code for the larger screen by the end of the week. Look out for it on ubitx.net. He will also release a new youtube demo