Touch screens

Kristen Hewes - Hardware Technician

This week, most of my time has been used in building touch screen systems for a client. These are not computers as such, but touch screen units that go inside a bigger machine.

Having never built these before, they have been a bit of a challenge working from drawings that are not always intuative, and a very strict QA department. Don't get me wrong, it is always fun to do something new.

The biggest issue has been the calibration and testing, as these are not computers.  They have their own software and unique connections to calibrate.  The controller was timing out so we could not save settings, such as the screen sensitivity and glass thickness.

I have finally got most of them nailed down, and I must admit I am quite proud of myself for building them and figuring out the issues.

All in all, a good week.