Rupert Hirst writes, “I decided it was time to build my own version with the features that should have been in the official hardware”: LCD Smartie is open-source (cough!) software which allows a character LCD display to be used as an auxiliary display device for a PC. The program has built in support for many […]
This is a prototype of the open source PIC LCD backpack driven by LCD Smartie over a USB virtual serial port. Follow our progress in the development thread.
The most recent documentation is now on the wiki. Character LCD screens that scroll information are a popular case mod. They’re usually controlled through a parallel port, serial port backpack, or USB backpack (more). This article demonstrates our open source ethernet network LCD backpack. LCD control programs like LCD Smartie (Windows) and LCDproc (Linux, OSX?) […]