Posts Tagged ‘interfacing’

Drive an old laptop display from an AVR

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Jean refers us to this article by Eric Wazhung  about interfacing LVDS displays using an 8-bit AVR: Different displays have different (undocumented) functionality. With the several I've tested, I've attempted to create a step-by-step procedure to get a new display going (or find out early-on if it's not possible. So far I...

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Bus pirate, 5110 LCD interfacing

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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...

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Interfacing Adafruit 7-segment Backpack with Bus Pirate

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

asd has written an article on interfacing Adafruit 7-segment Backpack with Bus Pirate Bus pirate doesn't do much by itself but needs some accompanying chip talk to. I got my hands on 7-segment display from Adafruit which has HT16K33 controller on it. HT16K33 chip is accessed via i2c protocol so it...

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Interfacing an I2C GPIO expander (MCP23017) to the Raspberry Pi using C++ (SYSFS)

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Hertaville posted a detailed tutorial on interfacing the MCP23017 to the Raspberry Pi using C++ (SYSFS): In this blog entry I will demonstrate how to successfully interface the MCP23017 general purpose input/output (GPIO) expander from Microchip, to the Raspberry Pi over the I2C bus.

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Interfacing 8 2×16 LCD displays with only two wires

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Jechavarria wrote a post on his blog detailing how to interface 8 LCD displays and 24 leds with only two wires: A couple of weeks ago, I just post a review of my MCP23017 breakout board. As the board configuration allows to connect up to 8 of these boards, I...

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Amarino: Android meets Arduino

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Several recent posts have dealt with the topic of interfacing Arduino with devices using the Android operating system. Here's another approach: Amarino. "Android meets Arduino" is a toolkit, basically consisting of an Android application and an Arduino library which will help you to interface with your phone in a new...

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Bus Pirate: Wii Motion Plus demo

Friday, October 15th, 2010

jjshortcut interfaced the Wii Motion Plus controller with the Bus Pirate. I did some development with my bus pirate and now I'm able to read my Wii motion plus with my Bus Pirate over I2C What are you hacking? Let us know via the contact form. Get a Bus Pirate...

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PIC USB overview

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Microcontroller USB interfaces are a lot more complicated than simple serial ports. has an extensive overview of PIC USB, including hardware, firmware, and computer interface. The same USB PIC peripheral is used in the Infrared Toy and Open Logic Sniffer. Via Hack a Day

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