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Creating A New Character UTFT Library

Creating A New Character UTFT Library

Today i will try to explain an easy way to create a new character.
By calling “creating” i meant changing.
I won’t create a new character forom the beginnig but we will achieve our goal by changing
a letter that already exist in the UTFT library.

When you open UTFT folder you will able to see “DefaultFonts.c” file.
you can open this file by notepad. After that, for the small letters
just find ”  fontdatatype SmallFont[1144] PROGMEM={ …} ”
(and  for the capital letters ” fontdatatype BigFont[3044] PROGMEM={ … } ” )

I will talk about for the small font.

At UTFT library our smallfont character’s dimensions is 5*7 pixels and it expressed by
like this “0x00,0x00,0x20,0x00,0x00,0x60,0x20,0x20,0x20,0x70,0x00,0x00, // i”
That was letter of “i” let’s examine for this.

Figure 1

You might be noticed that it is not 5*7 pixels actually ,is 8*12 pixels. But with the
spaces it seems like 5×7 and it is a convenient order.

So my first 0x00 (hex. number) is at the top then 0x00,0x20 goes by relatively through
bottom. You can create a table like mine at Microsoft Excel, then
fill the squares, calculate the exact values in hexadecimal.

Finally, we came to “changing” part. Now you must have 12 hexadecimal numbers for your new character,
replace these values with the values of a rarely used character. For example you calculated value
new values for “é” caharacter, placed the values of this caharacter “/”. When you used “/” at your code
it will be seen at the screen like “é”.

Be aware that this is for small font. For the big font there are 32 parallel lines
(hex. numbers) to change.


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Arduino Sonar System While It is Working


In my previous post i mentioned my system’s basics. Now i will show my project’s presentation video.

It is not in English but you can understand how it works.

Earlier i mentioned that it has two modes. One of rmanual another for automatic. You can choose this modes from screen.

If you want to quit just press the stop button.

You can see the distances and coordinates of the object at the manual mode.

Sincerely Yours.
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Arduino Sonar System

Today, i will briefly introduce about my graduation project.

My project is making sonar with Arduino Mega R3.

System Design

           System Design

The equipments that i used:

Arduino Mega R3
Hc-sr04 x2
Futaba S3003 Servo Motor.
3.2″ TFT LCD Screen
Shield for TFT LCD Screen
12V-1A Dc Power Supply x2

As you know HC-SC04 distance sensors measured the distance with speed of sound.
Also we know that distance is equal to velocity times time (x=v.t).
At an certain degree my sensors measures whole time (going forward and coming back)
I divide that time by two and multiply bu speed of sound in terms of cm/us.
this is about 1/29. So my equation becomes; Distance = (time duration/2)/29.

At the beginning for automatic mode; press auto at the screen and for manual mode press at the screen.
You can exit from the modes by pressing stop.

Rotationary Part

Rotationary Part

Then let’s talk about rotationary system. I placed one of my sensor at 0 degrees and another at 180 degrees.
They stand opposite to each other. While my servo motor is on , it turns from 0 to 180 degree and comes back
to origin (zero degree). In mean time one my sensor measures distance from 0 to 180 degree interval and other one is measures
180 to 360 degrees interval.

If it gets and object it multiplies the distance with cosine of angle for x-axis, with sine for y-axis.
Than i mapped my corrdinates to my radar cirle. It runs as this at automatic mode.

Sreen Design

Sreen Design

At manual mode , our only difference is input for servo motor in degree. I gave the input from joystick.
Also you can observe the x,y coordinates and distances for both sensors at manual mode.

I am going to post a video of my system while it is working.

Sincerely Yours.

Servo Motor Control via Joystick on Arduino Mega

Servo Control via Joystick

Servo Control via Joystick

Hi, my this program will be an improvement of “Usage of Joystick With Arduino Mega” post.

I controlled my servo motor via my joystick’s one axis. At the position of rest my analogue
input has the value of (Vcc / 2) about 512 that is approximately equals to 1023 / 2 .

Logic of my programme is like this. When i turn my joystick throuht right, my servo will turn as
clockwise and also if i turn my joystick throuht left, my servo will turn as counter-clockwise.
For able to get certain limits i choose 525 and 510. If my analog input’s digitalized value is
greater than 525 turns CCV if it is less than 510 it turns CW.

Servo motor is attached to the Arduino Mega’s A7 pin.

Also there is one more important point that I did not mentioned my earlier post is I delayed a little
the after one degree movement. ( delay(15); ) The point is if I do not use this delay, my analog
input will be at same value.

I hope it helps you.


#include <Servo.h> 
 Servo myservo;
 int joyPin1 = A1; // First analog input for Jostick
 int joyPin2 = A2; // Second analog input for Jostick
 int value1 = 0; // variable to read the value from the analog pin 0
 int value2 = 0; // variable to read the value from the analog pin 1
 int pos = 0; // variable to store the servo position 

 void setup() {
 pinMode(joyPin1, INPUT); 
 pinMode(joyPin2, INPUT); 
 myservo.attach(A7); // attaches the servo on pin A7 to the servo object 

 void loop() {
 value1 = analogRead(joyPin1); 
 if (value1 > 525){ 
 if ( pos < 181 )
 else if (value1 < 510){ 
 if ( -1 < pos )
 // delay(10); 
 // value2 = analogRead(joyPin2); 
 // delay(10); 

 Serial.print("first value : ");
 Serial.print("second value : ");