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September 8th, 2017, 01:27 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2017 From: UK Posts: 3 Thanks: 1  calculate compass line position on LCD Display
Hi, Sorry but my maths has never been good, so I need some help. I am working on a micro controller project that display a moving compass needle on an LCD screen. The LCD screen is not square it is 84 pixels wide and 48 pixels high. I know the center point of my compass ellipse (18, 15) and it has a width of 18 pixels and a height of 15 pixels. I need a formula that I can use in my program that given a compass heading of for example 90 deg calculates the coordinates of the end of the line I need to draw. i.e My line would start at the center of the circle (18, 15) and would in this case be drawn to point (36, 15) I am assuming that Pi needs to part of the equation, but I my maths is just not that good. Many thanks for any help 
September 8th, 2017, 02:09 PM  #2 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2017 From: UK Posts: 3 Thanks: 1 
I found another website that gave me the formula. If anyone else is interested the link is here. Analog Clock for Graphic LCD: 4 Steps The formula for calculating the coordinate of the end of the line using my example above and using 240 deg as an example would be x = 18 + 18 * sin(240) y = 15  15 * cos(240) 
September 8th, 2017, 02:12 PM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2017 From: UK Posts: 3 Thanks: 1  Solution found
I used a solution I found on this web site. Analog Clock for Graphic LCD: 4 Steps using my situation above, the calculation to get the coordinates of the end of the compass hand for an example direction of 240 deg would be x = 18 + 18 * sin(240) = 2 y = 15  15 * cos(240) = 22 It works like a charm. 

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