My Arduino’s love spans 80 characters

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A good friend of mine is quite a bit like me in that he loves salvaging electronics. He works at a local cable provider that was throwing away a bunch of devices that had these nice 80 character (40 x 2) LCDs in them. He snagged them and generously gave three to me. This morning I decided to figure out if they used Hitachi HD44780 drivers as I suspected (16-pin interface). First I soldered up some pin header, snipped and wired the included ribbon cable and made this handy little breadboard adapter for easy prototyping. I had to make a few changes in my LiquidCrystal calls to make sure the library knew I was using a 40 x 2 LCD, and voila! Thanks again Yaffe for these awesome toys!

Comments ( 3 )

  1. Replygamesh_
    I am from would you like exchange web link?
    • ReplyDan
      Sure thing, I've posted your link on the right bar of my site. Thanks!
  2. ReplyYaffe
    You're welcome, Dan. Gladd to see this stuff being put to good use:)