USB & serial LCD backpack

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==Resources==
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* [http://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/Devices.aspx?dDocName=en010280 PIC 18F2550 datasheet]
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* [http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/39500a.pdf PIC 18F reference manual][PDF!]
==License==
==License==

Revision as of 06:55, 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

Development resources

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

Resources

License

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