USB & serial LCD backpack

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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:
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Small character LCDs can show new mail stats, system performance, news feeds and more. The USB and Serial LCD backpack connects HD44780-compatible character LCD screens to your USB port. It has a few nice features that set it apart from the serial-only LCD backpacks available for the same price:
* USB and serial control of characters LCDs
* USB and serial control of characters LCDs
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* Supported in common software (LCD Smartie) as 'matrix orbital' display
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* Supported in common software (LCD Smartie, LCD Proc) as 'matrix orbital' display
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* Adjust contrast and backlight from software
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* Adjust backlight from software, optionally contrast
* Couple extra pins for buttons
* Couple extra pins for buttons
* 500mA fuse
* 500mA fuse

Revision as of 14:30, 10 November 2011

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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

Small character LCDs can show new mail stats, system performance, news feeds and more. The USB and Serial LCD backpack connects HD44780-compatible character LCD screens to your USB port. It has a few nice features that set it apart from the serial-only LCD backpacks available for the same price:

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

Hardware

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How-to

Software and drivers

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Firmware

Development resources

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

Download

Resources

License

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