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Bus pirate, 5110 LCD interfacing

Posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 in Bus Pirate, Interface by DP

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s3c writes:

The Bus Pirate has to be one of the handiest debugging platforms ever created. It makes it really easy to ensure you know how something works before placing it in your final design. I recently decided to use some of the old refurbished 5110 LCD modules in a design, here’s a quick guide to get these units working with the Bus Pirate.

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3 Responses to “Bus pirate, 5110 LCD interfacing”

  1. KH says:

    One thought. I wonder whether some online sellers had a misunderstanding or other. I see that a few claim “refurbished” for the LCD, but if you look at AliExpress, there are many sellers but nobody says refurb (a data point, take it with a pinch of salt). How can refurbishing supply so many old parts to so many sellers, one wonders?

    IMHO perhaps it would be more appropriate to say that they are knockoff parts, cheap work-alikes for the handphone spare part industry. Perhaps the supply chain is still able to manufacture such knock-offs. Its status as a cheapo knock-off would never be an issue to electronics hobbyists but it’s something handphone repair people have to tell their customers. I have bought similar LCD panels both from local dealers and AliExpress, seen them up close, and I think they are more knock-off than refurb. What do others think?

    • GotNoTime says:

      Yeah. They’re not refurbs. All of the ones I’ve ordered have turned out to be not very well made clone modules. They’ve all worked though. They’re just not made to a very high precision. You may find that the controller chip in it varies as well but the real LCDs do that as well and the phone will ID it first then send the correct commands.

  2. Probez says:

    The guide states that AUX1 and AUX2 is used. This is only valid on a BP4 as far as I remember. Since there isn’t AUX2 on BP3. Could the use of the additional AUX be a reason for upgrading to release even that the project is still noted as unreliable compared to our trusty BP3

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