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#1 Giuliano

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:42 AM

Good day everyone, I see really great LCD Modules for the N Go in the market but haven't seen any for the N+. I want a simple, easy to connect LCD module, backlit would be nice to have. Please advise

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:29 PM

There are tons out there. Some are already SPI enabled, others you can buy a simple backpack which allows it to be used via I2C or SPI. Here are some LCD choices at Adafruit.

If you are looking more for a TFT, you can use the NGO one from Nwazet on the N+. Fabian's Article Here on how to do it.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:19 PM

The very first thing I got for my N+ was the SparkFun LCD. Easy to connect. (3 wires - GND, +5V, and RX) Just open a serial port and start writing. :)

Edit: I'm an idiot - I forgot we were in the GO! forum. Not 1005 sure the SparkFun one will work with the GO!.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:35 PM

Good day everyone,

I see really great LCD Modules for the N Go in the market but haven't seen any for the N+. I want a simple, easy to connect LCD module, backlit would be nice to have.

Please advise


U don't need to buy module for lcd.
here is link i found: myLCD

Here is good one for N+: myLCD2

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:37 PM

U don't need to buy module for lcd.
here is link i found: myLCD

Here is good one for N+: myLCD2


Good advice but not everyone knows how to solder, build circuit boards, etc. I wouldn't propose it as "U don't need to buy module for lcd". It's just another option if you know how to solder up your own circuits.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:57 AM

Thanks everyone for your replies, I love this community :)

I am trying to keep it simple here and it seems that going with the backpack is the best approach, too bad it is out of stok right now :(

This is the LCD I am planning to get:

http://www.adafruit.com/products/399

However I found this in the backpack documentation:

http://learn.adafrui...hich-lcd-to-use

"The backpack will work with RGB LCDs (but wont control the RGB backlight, you can do that seperately from the LCD control)"

Seems like it would still OK, has someone tried this combination?

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:40 AM

Good advice but not everyone knows how to solder, build circuit boards, etc. I wouldn't propose it as "U don't need to buy module for lcd". It's just another option if you know how to solder up your own circuits.


OIC.Posted Image. It is good ideas sourcing in youtube to learn how to solder probably.Posted Image

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:45 AM


"The backpack will work with RGB LCDs (but wont control the RGB backlight, you can do that seperately from the LCD control)"

Seems like it would still OK, has someone tried this combination?


I will get one soonerPosted Image. I didn't know LCD comes with rgb.

U can sourcing in youtubePosted Image

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:15 PM

Thanks everyone for your replies, I love this community :)

I am trying to keep it simple here and it seems that going with the backpack is the best approach, too bad it is out of stok right now :(

This is the LCD I am planning to get:

http://www.adafruit.com/products/399

However I found this in the backpack documentation:

http://learn.adafrui...hich-lcd-to-use

"The backpack will work with RGB LCDs (but wont control the RGB backlight, you can do that seperately from the LCD control)"

Seems like it would still OK, has someone tried this combination?


I have a couple of those at home. I also use the 4 row version on my project. They work nicely and you can easily change the colors using PWM.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:16 PM

OIC.Posted Image. It is good ideas sourcing in youtube to learn how to solder probably.Posted Image


Lots of good tutorial on YouTube. :D

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:13 PM

I will get one soonerPosted Image. I didn't know LCD comes with rgb.

U can sourcing in youtubePosted Image





Enough guys, I do know how to solder :)


But try to avoid it for this particular project if possble.


Thank you everyone, now the hardest part of all, wait until the backpack becomes available.

Dave, is this the one you have? Now you got me tempted :)

https://www.adafruit.com/products/498

Seems backlight positive instead of negative to me.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:43 PM

I have both the 498 and the 499 however I prefer the 498. looks much nicer. I wrote a class for controlling the RGB colors. I'll post it up a bit later in case it helps.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:28 PM

I have both the 498 and the 499 however I prefer the 498. looks much nicer.

I wrote a class for controlling the RGB colors. I'll post it up a bit later in case it helps.


Thanks for the info, I am ordering the 498. Yes, the class would be helpful, I apreciate that.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:38 PM

Thanks for the info, I am ordering the 498. Yes, the class would be helpful, I apreciate that.


Giuliano,

You adding a display to the sprinkler system? B)

I have the 498 and it works very well with Stefan's NetMF Toolbox, it took about 30 minutes to solder all of the pins and headers but you should not have any problems (.1" between connections). Plus you only use a few IOs.

Chuck

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:10 PM

Giuliano,

You adding a display to the sprinkler system? B)

I have the 498 and it works very well with Stefan's NetMF Toolbox, it took about 30 minutes to solder all of the pins and headers but you should not have any problems (.1" between connections). Plus you only use a few IOs.

Chuck


Hi Chuck,

Yes, I am but just temporarly or who knows maybe it will stay there, I need a way to have some feedback when things go wrong, the only way I now that things are running is thru the build-int led and COSM postings.

Yes, I am getting the 498 but it is OOS :(

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:05 AM

Giuliano,

You adding a display to the sprinkler system? B)

I have the 498 and it works very well with Stefan's NetMF Toolbox, it took about 30 minutes to solder all of the pins and headers but you should not have any problems (.1" between connections). Plus you only use a few IOs.

Chuck


Hi Chuck,

I got the parts this week due to Sandy, that beacht :)

Do you mind sharing a few pics of the 498 attached to the backback, I was planning to solder over the weekend.

Thank you in advance.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:10 AM

I see the LCD has 18 pins and the Backpack has 16, the tech specs say that the extra two pins are for green and blue LED control. So, that means I start to connect from pin 1 thru 16 to the backpack right in that order, right?

Also, what do you think would be the best setup for an easy way to connect to the N+?

This:

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Or this:

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Thanks

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:33 AM

I have both the 498 and the 499 however I prefer the 498. looks much nicer.

I wrote a class for controlling the RGB colors. I'll post it up a bit later in case it helps.



Hi Dave, do you mind sharing your class?

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

use this as an guide.. http://learn.adafrui...pi-lcd-backpack

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:37 PM

use this as an guide.. http://learn.adafrui...pi-lcd-backpack


Thank you neslekkim, I'll take a look at it.




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