I wanted to build the
Simpson's TV Project by Brandon Withrow
. It was difficult to find
the parts without a detailed list, but eventually I found what I believe
are the correct parts (I am putting one together with the "New" Iuniker
display, and the latest Raspberty PI Zero W 2.
I hope this list
is useful to some people who would like to build the project.
NOTE: I am an Amazon Affiliate, and may earn some money if you order
from these links. There is no additional cost for you
|Brians Name Á Amazon Link
|1.5” 4ohm 3W Audio SpeakerE
||3 Watts, 4 Ohm, 4.4 x 1.8 x 0.6 inches
|SD Memory Card, 64gb
||64GB, Ultra MicroSDHC, UHS-I Memory Card, C10, U1, Full
|Adafruit Mono 2.5 W Audio
|| 2.5 Watt, mono amplifier
|Micro USB to DIP Breakout
||Female Micro USB breakout board. Can use "C" or mini board
if thats how you are going to power the TV
|Raspberry Pi Zero W
||Can use the Newer
Raspberry PI Zero 2 W, but it is not listed on Amazon yet;
the newer version is faster, cheaper, and easier to find You can also use
a Raspberry Pi Zero (no wifi), just use ssh to connect via a usb data cable plugged into the
usb port. You want a PI WITHOUT headers, make sure you aren't ordering a case!
|1K Trim Potentiometer
||Potentiometer Body Size: 6x6mm or 7x7mm or 8x8mm; 1K Pot
|Micro Push Button Switch
||6x6mm or 7x7mm, 8x8mm probably will not fit; latching, pushbutton
|22 Gauge Wire Black/Red
Pair - Alternative - Various
||Stranded 22 AWG
|iUniker 2.8 inch 640x480 TFT Screen
|Micro USB Male Solder
|| Can use male plug and cable from Micro USB charging
Different Iuniker Display Board?
The display board that I received 4 rows of pins (2 at the top, and
2 at the center) and had the following information silkscreened onto
the bottom right: MZDPI-VGA-ZERO 2018.3.28 VERSION: B+
from Brian's instructions are documented on this
file. I have just gotten as far as where the screen asks for a login
(I haven't been able to connect to WiFi yet, but that is not a concern
with the display.
NOTE:Because the middle row of pins (where
you will solder the Pi) are short, you may want to solder the wires
on these pins (as close to iuniker PCB as possible) in a tight loop
of wire, with shrink tubing
soldering the PI on.