USB & serial LCD backpack

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* USB and serial control of characters LCDs
* USB and serial control of characters LCDs
* Supported in common software (LCD Smartie) as 'matrix orbital' display
* Supported in common software (LCD Smartie) as 'matrix orbital' display
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* Adjust contrast and backlight from software
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* Adjust backlight from software
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*Software contrast adjustment with a hack
* Couple extra pins for buttons
* Couple extra pins for buttons
* 500mA fuse
* 500mA fuse

Revision as of 10:45, 10 November 2011

Pic-lcd-backpackv4 .jpg

Read about the design.

Available for $16.95 at Seeed Studio.

Contents

Features

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

This is a USB and serial backpack for simple HD44780 character LCD screens. It has a few nice features that set it apart from other serial-only LCD backpacks:

  • USB and serial control of characters LCDs
  • Supported in common software (LCD Smartie) as 'matrix orbital' display
  • Adjust backlight from software
  • Software contrast adjustment with a hack
  • Couple extra pins for buttons
  • 500mA fuse
  • USB upgradable

Hardware

PIC LCD backpack.png

Download

How-to

Software and drivers

Firmware

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