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A lil' history ...
This serial LCD projects evolved around a pre-programmed PIC designed by
Peter H. Anderson of Morgan
State University. Peter has been selling these Serial LCD PICs on Ebay
and I just happened to locate and purchased one from him during the
Summer of 2005. Peter sells many variants of this kit, one
(LCD#108) that interfaces with the PICs which communicates at 9600 baud. This PCB I
designed is based around Peter's Serial LCD #108 Kit (2400 baud). This project explains how to build your very own
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for the #108 kit, which includes the PIC and all
other associated components (i.e. resonator, resistors, capacitors, etc...).
You could always breadboard the kit but I thought it would be neat to design a
neat compact circuit board that will make LCD interfacing easy (i.e. plug &
play). In the near future, I plan to redesign the board to accommodate
both the 2400 and 9600 baud kit version (minor changes needed).
Again, the PCBs shown here are only for Peter's LCD#108
on the #108 Serial LCD kit can be found at
..more coming soon
Design Criteria Summary:
1) Compact circuit board for Peter Anderson's Serial
LCD Kit (#108)
2) Utilize all components that came with kit
3) PCB should use mating header such to easily connect to most LCD displays
4) Variable Backlight control
Parts & Tools List
1) ...more coming soon
...more coming soon
PIC firmware is property of Peter H. Anderson...
please contact Peter with any questions/comments
DIYRC.com therefore can only
supports questions/comments regarding the PCB for this project.
Testing and Operation Instructions...