I’ve been tweaking my Sharp LCD breakout board to make it suitable to more users. The latest iteration is off to the board house, but here is a quick preview:
Changes include some manufacturability improvements as well as addition of the optional micropower boost converter. With that, the board can use a 5V LCD and run off 3.3 or 5V, depending on the population options. As before, I am sticking with the US based board house, which makes things a bit more expensive than China. In return you get ENIG finished boards of first class quality. The plan for now is to not populate boost to keep costs low, but if there is interest to offer both versions. The parts for the boost are relatively large- the chip is SOT23 and caps are 0805, so they should be easily solder-able by hand if needed.