USB & serial LCD backpack

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*[[USB and serial enabled LCD backpack design overview]]
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*[[Design history and work product]], see it come to life
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==Download==
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*[http://code.google.com/p/dangerous-prototypes-open-hardware/downloads/detail?name=LCD_Backpack_PIC_HD44780.package.v1a.zip LCD Backpack PIC HD44780.package.v1a]
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*[http://code.google.com/p/dangerous-prototypes-open-hardware/downloads/detail?name=LCD_Backpack_PIC_HD44780.source.r1121.v1a.zip LCD Backpack PIC HD44780.source.r1121.v1a]
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*[http://code.google.com/p/dangerous-prototypes-open-hardware/source/browse/#svn%2Ftrunk%2FLCD_Backpack_PIC_HD44780 Browse LCD Backpack PIC HD44780 SVN]
==Software and drivers==
==Software and drivers==
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*[LCD Smartie] (Windows)
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===Development resources===
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*[LCDproc ] (Linux)
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==Development resources==
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The controller implements a (subset) of the serial interface used by common Matrix Orbital Serial LCDs.
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*[[USB and serial LCD backpack commands]]
==Resources==
==Resources==
*[datasheet]
*[datasheet]

Revision as of 06:52, 27 July 2011

Project Summary
Name: USB & serial LCD backpack
Buy it: [ Get one for $16.95 at Seeed Studio]
Price: $16.95
Status: Test production
Manufacturing: Shipping
Forum: [ USB & serial LCD backpack Forum]
Pic-lcd-backpackv2 .jpg

Read about the design.

[Available for $16.95] at Seeed Studio.

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

Contents

Hardware

Download

Software and drivers

  • [LCD Smartie] (Windows)
  • [LCDproc ] (Linux)

Development resources

The controller implements a (subset) of the serial interface used by common Matrix Orbital Serial LCDs.

Resources

  • [datasheet]

License

  • Hardware: CC-BY-SA
  • Software: CC-BY-SA
  • Firmware: CC-BY-SA
  • Bootloader: GPL