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7 Apr 2014

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Martin Thomas shows us how to interface Atmel AVR witg graphic LCDs:

This is a C-library for avr-gcc/avr-libc to access SED1520-based graphics-LCDs. The modules used to develop the library only support “write to LCD”, read-modify- write on the display RAM is not possible. So this Library uses a “framebuffer” which holds the display-content in the AVR’s SRAM. For a 122*32 pixel display around 500 Bytes of SRAM are occupied by the buffer. The library does of cause support modules which can be read in “write-only-mode” (tie the R/W-Pin to GND).

Interfacing Atmel AVR with Graphics Liquid Crystal Displays (GLCDs) - [Link]

1 Apr 2014

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bgyroscope @ www.instructables.com writes:

This instructable will show you how to build your own stopwatch to record multiple splits using an ATmega328 programmable microcontroller. When one presses the start button (or slaps the metal band in my watch), the screen displays the last lap for a second then continues the time on the next lap. It’s great for all you runners out there doing an interval workout.

Lap Stopwatch with ATmega328 Microcontroller - [Link]

19 Mar 2014

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hackshed.co.uk has a tutorial on how to interface a Nokia 5110 LCD to Arduino:

We purchased one of these very cheap, very cool 84×84 LCD backlit screens off of eBay a couple of weeks ago.

It’s a very nice product for adding visual elements to your projects at a very low price. We paid £3.89 for the screen and it was delivered a few days later.

Take a look below for connection instructions and example code from Adafruit on how to get this up and running with your Arduino.

Getting your Nokia 5110 LCD up and running on an Arduino - [Link]

17 Mar 2014

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4,3″ and 7,0″ LCD “Cape” connected to a BeagleBone module can transform this microcomputer to a standalone module with a graphic output. 

Microcomputers BeagleBone have earned a global popularity and the community of Linux and Android OS users know them well. Accessories (options) to these modules further enhance and simplify their usage in praxis. To these accessories also belong two new LCD modules form company 4D Systems – 4DCAPE-43T and 4DCAPE-70T. LCD modules are suitable for a newer version – BeagleBone Black (BBB) and they are not suitable for the BeagleBone white.

Connecting these LCD modules we gain a complete computer suitable for control of various devices. Color displays provide a quality picture, well legible even at a relatively strong ambient light. 4DCape-43T, 4DCape-70T as well as BeagleBone Black are our standard stock items. 7,0“ type offers besides a bigger display area also an access to BeagleBone pins thanks to additional connectors on the rear side of the display.

4D Systems displays will give a cape to your BeagleBone - [Link]


15 Mar 2014

A tutorial on interfacing LCDs (liquid crystal displays) with Arduino. We take a look at libraries and the role they play…and the potential issues, errors and troubleshooting involved.
We look at several types of displays but concentrate on the 4×20 Sparkfun serial enabled LCD display.

Arduino Tutorial #4 - LCD displays, Libraries and Troubleshooting - [Link]

25 Feb 2014

000Plasma000 @ youtube writes:

Working on a project where you need to display something (like data/debugging info)? Why not use an LCD! In this video, I go through various aspects of controlling the device with an Arduino, including setting different types of cursors, toggling the display and even creating custom characters!

How to Control LCD Displays – Arduino Tutorial - [Link]

19 Feb 2014

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If you want to go to the heart of a thing, then LCD TFT displays Winstar are right for you.

It can be said, that nowadays in the most cases it´s cheaper and faster to use a ready-made graphic module. From this category we keep in stock for example eDIP TFT modules from company Electronic Assembly, intelligent modules from company 4D Systems or also a hot novelty from company FTDI – technology EVE.

Naturally, despite this, it´s possible, that simply a ready-made intelligent module which would meet all your demands simply doesn´t exist. For these cases we have for you color TFT LCD displays from company WinStar (Taiwan). In our standard stock offer can be found displays WF43GTIB (4.3“, 480×272), WF57ETIB (5.7“, 320×240) and WF70HTIF (7.0“, 800×480). Displays incorporate a modern display controller SSD1963 supporting various communication formats, that´s why they offer so to say a free hand and a full control at your design. An idea about possibilities of these displays will give you an application note SSD1963 as well as datasheets WF43GTIBEDBT0 WF57ETIBCDBT0 and WF70HTIFGDBT0.

Company Winstar produces a large amount of various versions of displays, also without controllers.

Displays for those, who want to have everything under control - [Link]

17 Feb 2014

RetroWatch

GodsTale build an OLED wrist watch using Arduino Pro mini and a Bluetooth module. He writes:

Retro Watch is an open source project to let you make a smart watch based on Arduino and Android. This text explains about modules, blueprints, how to install and use the Arduino and the Android source codes step by step.

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RetroWatch: A DIY Smartwatch using Arduino - [Link]

6 Feb 2014

Yet another dumpster diving LCD monitor repair. This time an LG Flatron monitor with bad caps. Using the Bob Parker ESR Meter

EEVblog #365 – ESR Meter Bad Cap Monitor Repair - [Link]

30 Jan 2014

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Noureddine Benabadji writes:

Embedded systems frequently use HD44780-type LCD displays as it is considered the most popular alphanumeric display controller. The interface comprises at least 14 pins: eight for data, three for control (EN, WR, RS), two for power supply (Vdd, Vss), and one for contrast (Vre). Configured in 8-bit mode, it requires at least 10 I/O lines (D0..D7, EN, RS). Configured in 4-bit mode, it requires at least six I/O lines (D4..D7, EN, RS). This last case seems usable when using an 8-pin PICmicro. However, 8-pin PICmicros have one pin as an input-only pin.

One wire brings power & data to LCD module - [Link]



 
 
 

 

 

 

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