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Offline spizzakTopic starter

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LCD Questions
« on: July 13, 2009, 10:13:04 AM »
Hey everyone, I'd like to do some experimenting with some LCD displays. Could anyone suggest a good one (easy to use, and inexpensive) that I can start with. (I'd like to control it with the ATmega8)

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Re: LCD Questions
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 10:22:53 AM »
I would go for one of SparkFun's serLCD's... although it will use up one of your uarts, but if that isnt a problem, it saves on all the I/O pins you would be using otherwise ;)
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Re: LCD Questions
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 10:37:57 AM »

1 line, 24 character LCD for $1.85

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/LCD-111/24-X-1-LCD/-/1.html

The pin spacing is a bit close - it doesn't plug into a solderless breadboard. But otherwise these are great little character-based LCD displays.

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Re: LCD Questions
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 10:39:40 AM »
How do I know which ones serial? Can someone post a link?

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Re: LCD Questions
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2009, 02:42:59 PM »
I;ve put some details on MCU - LCD here:

http://www.pocketmagic.net/?p=447

Also there's my library for outputting chars, with source code.

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Re: LCD Questions
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009, 04:16:52 PM »
The sparkfun serial LCDs won't need any tinkering, all you do is rprintf to them and they just work. If you want to experiment a bit get a standard HD44780 driver-based LCD. Those are the most common types used in hobbiests, and there are plenty of libraries to use.

 


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