Whether for professional HMI developers or hobbyist, it’s very important to choose a universal, easy to be installed touch screen. Such a touch screen will reduce wiring troubles, let us develop the desired interfaces quickly, thus helping us save a great deal of time and accelerate the development process. It can make the developers well focus on their project.
Fortunately, Nextion is such an HMI Display Touch. It’s a touch screen with universal interfaces, which can connect with Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Nextion includes a hardware part (a series of TFT boards) and a software part (the Nextion editor). The Nextion TFT board uses only one serial port to communicate. It lets users avoid the hassle of wiring.
The Nextion editor is totally free to download and use. It’s a powerful software provided with various drag and drop components and online simulator, which allows developers to quickly design all kinds of functional interfaces for the HMI project. There are components like button, text, progress bar, slider, instrument panel etc. to enrich the interface design. Furthermore, the drag-and-drop function ensures that users spend less time in programming, which will reduce 99% of their development workloads. With the help of this WYSIWYG editor, designing a GUI is easy and fast.s
As a Raspberry Pi enthusiast, I enjoy the convenience brought by Nextion display touch a great deal. Previously, I used another type of display to develop the interface. I had to spend a lot of time and efforts on designing buttons, sliders, and the results were often unsatisfying. Now with Nextion, all these problems are easily solved. I want to remind those who are not good at coding, it’s very easy to use the nextion editor easy to design and develop the GUI interface you want.
Recently, I easily used Nextion to develop a car music player system to replace the original outdated music player on my 09 Ford Fusion car. With the help of Nextion Editor’s component, I successfully developed a nice music player interface. I designed a cool welcome interface, volume control buttons, music search bar and the music effect wave graph.
After completing the interface design, I uploaded the HMI project to my Nextion 7.0” Enhanced display touch screen. Then I connected Nextion with Raspberry Pi through the GPIO. My brand-new, personalized, cool car music player is ready to play. Pretty cool!
All in all, Nextion is a functional, practical and easy to use touch screen. This great model saves my time, reduces the costs, and realizes my creative ideas in short time. You deserve it.
I can quickly more funny and cool project with Nextion. I will continue to share my projects with you, please stay tuned.