I need the following peripheral devices for the GR-Peach board I received:
(1) CMOS camera
(2) Video Display with Capacitive Touchscreen
(3) GPS module
I expect that many contestants will have similar needs for shields. There needs to be a low cost (or loaner) source for the contest participants to obtain the necessary shields at the earliest and not break theiur budget at the same time. .
Where can I obtain peripherals for the GR-Peach board? I am located in India.
Hello Pranay, when I was searching for shield I got below links but are not Indian website.
those are global distributors. It would have been better if any Indian distributor available.
In reply to Brijesh:
DigiKey and Mouser charge an arm and a leg for shipping. DigiKey charges $40 USD shipping even if you just order one resistor from them. Element14 India will easily take a month to deliver.
Really, the participants should be given support in obtaining the compatible shields and peripherals by the organizers and sponsors - Renesas / EFY etc.
I request someone from Renesas and/or EFY to kindly escalate this issue and resolve at the earliest, so we can obtain the needed shields/peripherals and get on with the project ASAP. Like Brus mentioned above, we need an India based source for these add on devices. Thanks.
In reply to Pranay:
One practical solution is to put up all the GR-Peach available shields and peripherals for sale at near-cost prices on EFY's e-shop: Kits n' Spares : shopping.kitsnspares.com/.../index.asp . Just one possible solution out of many.
I emailed Renesas (email@example.com) yesterday about this but have yet to receive a reply. Is anyone at EFY / Renesas listening to our pleas? Please respond soon.
Hello Pranay, thank you very much for the suggestion. We have started talks to get the shields available. Will update you in a week on progress.
In reply to EFYGroup:
EFYGROUP - I am not able to obtain the two Renesas made shields I need. Please see this link renesasrulz.com/.../22263.aspx and advise. Thanks.
EFYGROUP - Please reply today. I need this stuff urgently, and I cannot find an online site in English to order it from. DigiKey is there but it has only one of the items I am looking for. Please arrange purchase of these items from Renesas or one of their distributors via EFY/ Kits-n-Spares and let me know how to proceed. See below for my requirement and the issues I am facing in ordering (also mentioned in another thread). Could you provide me contact info for an English-proficient Renesas/EFY person who can help me purchase these items quickly? Thanks!
Note: I need to buy (1) GR-PEACH AUDIO CAMERA SHIELD (2) GR-PEACH 4.3" LCD w/ Capacitive Touch screen. I am not able to find any online retailer for No. (2) where the site is in English. I see that DigiKey has (1) but they do not have (2) . (They only have the GR-PEACH 7" LCD.) The online store Matsuyama-san mentioned, www.zaikostore.com/.../stockList is showing no results if I search for "gr peach camera" , "gr peach lcd" .
Question 1: How can I purchase these two items (1) and (2) so that I can place the order in English?
Question 2. : (1) does not include the camera. I need a minimum 5MP resolution camera. The camera Renesas has suggested to use with their camera shield is MT9V111 which has only 0.3 MP resolution. I cannot use that. Can you please suggest a compatible 5MP or higher resolution camera to use with the Renesas audio camera shield keeping in mind compatibility with the mbed camera library and suggest a site where I can place an order for that camera in English?
Reply from Renesas Team:
Wifi / BLE modules from Gainspan directly : contact Mr. Balasubrahmanya R. Kurdekar, email: Balasubrahmanya.Kurdekar@GainSpan.com
To Buy peripherals boards for GR PEACH boards which we shipped & further technical support from the below links
GR-PEACH boards can be purchased through the following sites:
Japanese distributors are here. (日本での購入についてはこちら)
Chip One Stop, Inc.
www.zaikostore.com/.../icon_externalLink2.gif (Click and search "GR-PEACH")
GR PEACH Getting Started on mbed
A guide for just starting to use their newly purchase GR-PEACH/GR-PEACH-FULL board.
Code Repository on mbed
Various codes to support processing for webcam, graphics, etc.
TOPPERS/ASP on GR-PEACH
TOPPERS/ASP Kernel with mbed and Arduino Library for GR-PEACH.
To buy TFT shield online, English version:
Note: Zaiko order LCD shield to CORE & shipment by e/o this week to them, and scheduled to be displayed as a stock after Zaiko get it.
Still i dint got any info on Gr-Peach shields regarding availability and purchase, no response at all from GainSpan.
@Pranay, have you got any peripheral device like camera-audio shield?
Finally in ZAIKO store, now can buy the camera shield and the LCD shield.
Please search for GR-PEACH.