USB & serial LCD backpack
The USB and Serial LCD backpack connects HD44780-compatible character LCD screens to your USB port.
Available for $16.95 at Seeed Studio.
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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
- 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
- USB and serial enabled LCD backpack design overview
- See it come to life: original development notes
The controller implements a (subset) of the serial interface used by common Matrix Orbital Serial LCDs.
- LCD Backpack PIC HD44780.package.v1a
- LCD Backpack PIC HD44780.source.r1121.v1a
- Browse LCD Backpack PIC HD44780 SVN
- Hardware: CC-BY-SA
- Software: CC-BY-SA
- Firmware: CC-BY-SA
- Bootloader: GPL