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There are several good devices on the market for providing a microcontroller with an alphanumeric display.
In general you buy what you want in two parts....
a) A controller
b) An LCD panel to be driven by the controller.
I'll try to build up this page for you in due course. For the moment it is mainly here as a link through to some instructions that I've created for you, giving the details of assembling the controller sold as a full lit of parts MINUS LCD PANEL(2/08) for $8 by ModernDevice (singular. Modern DeviceS is a different company.)
That controller can operate a cheap ($12) panel... 16 columns, 2 rows... or you can spend more for more... $24 for 20 columns, 4 rows... and a nice blue backlight, I think. The other one may have a backlight too.
Ad from page's editor: Yes.. I do enjoy compiling these things for you...
hope they are helpful. However.. this doesn't pay my bills!!! If you find
this stuff useful, (and you run an MS-DOS or Windows PC) please visit my
freeware and shareware page, download something, and circulate it for me?
At least (please) send an 'I liked the parallel port use page, and I'm
from (country/ state)' email? (No... I don't do spam)
Links on your page to this page would also be appreciated!
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This is just one of the guides I have published on the net. Please visit any of the following that relate to interests you have....
Pascal programming tutorials
Electronics for hobbyists and schools
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