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quick and easy parallax LCD display with arduino
« on: May 14, 2013, 05:28:47 PM »
I wanted a quick and easy LCD display (rather than the serial monitor) to use with the arduino, so I bought the parallax 2 x 16 at radio shack. Parallax part # 27977. Not cheap! 30 bucks, but I was in a hurry and it is easy to use. I'm debugging CAN messaging with pic microcontrollers, so I really needed to not add tangents or learning curves.

I copied over all the data commands from the data sheet to a header file with friendly name #defines and you can download it here :)  Just copy it into a new directory in your arduino library directory and you can then #include it. Here's an arduino sketch that shows how easy it is, too.  for example: /library/parallax_LCD_27977/parallax_LCD_27977.h  While it's not a true library, hopefully it is easy enough to understand even for beginners.  Any questions, just ask!

I made an update to the note names.(14MAY2013 at 0820PM)  Please re-download the header file. sorry 'bout that!

edit: here's my github link I forgot to post:
« Last Edit: August 14, 2013, 11:06:00 AM by duplikit »


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Re: quick and easy parallax LCD display with arduino
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 08:08:21 PM »
I have one of those LCD displays.  And I can't wait to give this a try. 

Thanks for the post.
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