Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011 in LCD, Status update by Ian
We’re trying a new Monday post with status updates on new projects currently in production. This will cover project development, and gritty details like last minutes changes and production problems.
This is a USB and serial backpack for simple HD44780 character LCD screens. It has a few nice features that set it apart from the serial-only LCD backpacks at SparkFun and Adafruit:
- USB and serial control of characters LCDs
- Supported in common software (LCD Smartie) as ‘matrix orbital’ display
- Adjust contrast and backlight from software
- Couple extra pins for buttons
- 500mA fuse
- USB upgradable
The master prototype has been shipped to Seeed, but we probably won’t produce it because HD44780 LCDs aren’t very popular anymore. If you’d like a PCB (and plan to build it) please let us know in the comments.
Slightly more on the wiki. Firmware and hardware are in SVN.
PS: Bus Blaster v2 is complete, tested, and listed in the Seeed store now. We’re hoping for stock tomorrow.
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