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The USB and Serial LCD backpack connects HD44780-compatible character LCD screens to your USB port.
'''[[USB and serial enabled LCD backpack design overview|Read about the design]]'''.
'''[[USB and serial enabled LCD backpack design overview|Read about the design]]'''.
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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
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==Hardware==
==Hardware==
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*[[USB and serial enabled LCD backpack design overview]]
*[[USB and serial enabled LCD backpack design overview]]
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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]
 
==How-to==
==How-to==
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*[[USB & Serial LCD: Attach a display|Attach an LCD]]
*[[USB and serial LCD backpack setup for LCD Smartie|Setup LCD Smartie]]
*[[USB and serial LCD backpack setup for LCD Smartie|Setup LCD Smartie]]
*[[USB & Serial LCD backlight and contrast adjustment|Backlight and contrast adjustment]]
*[[USB & Serial LCD backlight and contrast adjustment|Backlight and contrast adjustment]]
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==Software and drivers==
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==Software==
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*[http://lcdsmartie.sourceforge.net/ LCD Smartie] (Windows)
*[http://lcdsmartie.sourceforge.net/ LCD Smartie] (Windows)
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*[http://lcdproc.org/ LCDproc] (Linux)
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*[http://lcdproc.org/ LCDproc] (Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Darwin and Solaris)
==Firmware==
==Firmware==
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The controller implements a (subset) of the serial interface used by common Matrix Orbital Serial LCDs.
The controller implements a (subset) of the serial interface used by common Matrix Orbital Serial LCDs.
*[[USB and serial LCD backpack commands]]
*[[USB and serial LCD backpack commands]]
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==Download==
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*[https://github.com/DangerousPrototypes/Downloads/blob/master/LCD_Backpack_PIC_HD44780.package.v1a.zip LCD Backpack PIC HD44780.package.v1a]
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*[https://github.com/DangerousPrototypes/Downloads/blob/master/LCD_Backpack_PIC_HD44780.source.r1121.v1a.zip LCD Backpack PIC HD44780.source.r1121.v1a]
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*[https://github.com/DangerousPrototypes/LCD_Backpack_PIC_HD44780 Browse LCD Backpack PIC HD44780 GitHub]
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==Resources==
==Resources==
* [http://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/Devices.aspx?dDocName=en010280 PIC 18F2550 datasheet]
* [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!]
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* [http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/39500a.pdf PIC 18F reference manual] [PDF!]
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*[[PIC LCD Backpack manufacturing resources]]
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* [http://www.microchip.com/c18 Microchip C18 C compiler]
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* [http://www.microchip.com/usb Microchip USB stack]
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* [http://www.diolan.com/pic/bootloader.html Diolan USB PIC bootloader]
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* [[PIC LCD Backpack manufacturing resources]]
==License==
==License==

Latest revision as of 08:22, 15 June 2016

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The USB and Serial LCD backpack connects HD44780-compatible character LCD screens to your USB port.

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

Pic-lcd-backpackv4 .jpg

How-to

Software

Pic-lcd-backpack-cover.jpg

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