A few months ago I was wrestling with getting my 16×2 parallel LCD to work with an Arduino for a few hours, until I decided it had to be broken. All I was getting was garbled characters and solid blocks. A few months later, I picked it back up and did some more playing, and eventually got it working. Now to learn how to print custom characters to it…I learn by doing, so I decided to make a hangman program. Below are pictures of the perf-board rendition of a shield for connecting the LCD, a few potentiometers, a tactile switch and a speaker for noise-making fun. At this point the code works well, but I’ve got some ideas for improvement and a box is in the making. Perhaps I’ll even submit it to Brico Geek “Let Arduino Play” contest : )
will you share your code?
Source code and string library files are available via links in the description of the finished project which is posted here.
Hey Dan!..awesome work..If u could, would u please tell me or list down the components that u have used in the making of the board…thx a lot!
Adam, thanks! There weren’t any special components used in the making of the board. Simply a tactile button (nav), 10K potentiometer (nav), 5K potentiometer (lcd backlight), and a PC speaker. Hope that helps!
thx for the quick info..wat i’m tryin to understand is, wats the interface/ connection between the common circuit board and the IC board..and is the tactile button available commonly or do i have to look out for somethin else..sorry for all the doubts .. the thing is i’m into the software section..and hardware ain’t quite my piece of cake.. though i’m tryin to learn it… wanted to understand and carry out your work into my project.. if its possible or if u have other pictures of the circuit diagram tht probably lists down any small components also would really be of great help..if u do could u please mail e’m to me?..only if its not a problem … thx once again!
Nice work Dan..! Good luck..!