[chbot] Nextion display?

Charles Manning cdhmanning at gmail.com
Sat Dec 10 23:27:11 GMT 2016

On Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 11:23 AM, Robin Gilks <robin at gilks.org> wrote:

> Has anyone played with one of these yet?
>    https://www.itead.cc/wiki/Nextion_HMI_Solution
> Looks very interesting to get a full graphics touch display all handled by
> the display itself but talk to it through a serial interface from your
> embedded system.

I don't think this is "full graphics". Rather it has a sort of widget
framework that you can control via the serial port (eg. think very cut down
X windows).

Probably quite useful as a UI for various products but you won't be able to
use it to stream video or anything like that.

However Linux + QT + RPi (or cheaper) would give you a more capable system.

> Shame the editor is Windross only but apparently peoples have had it
> running under wine.

I'm getting a rash...

> Basic information is very sparse but by all accounts this product is being
> used by people to great effect.

Like so many of these things it depends what you want to do with it.

> --
> Robin Gilks
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