Drive a 16×2 LCD with the Raspberry Pi

Overview Adding a LCD to any project immediately kicks it up a notch. This tutorial explains how to connect a inexpensive HDD44780 compatible LCD to the raspberry pi using 6 GPIOs. While there are other ways to connect using I2C or the UART this is the most direct method that get right down to the bare metal. This technique: allows for inexpensive LCDs to be used does not require any i2c drivers won't steal ...

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PiHub

Hello! Welcome to another Instructable from NextFab. In this Instructable we will be showing you how to construct your very own PiHub. What is a PiHub you ask? The PiHub is a free standing, desktop information center that uses a simple LCD screen and 5 button Interface to give time, weather, and some fun number trivia and famous quotes. The PiHub is easily customizable and with some Python knowledge, a user ...

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Raspberry Pi SID Player

Project overview: The Raspberry Pi SID player is a device which allows you to play music from the Commodore 64 computer using original audio hardware (the "SID" chip) through the Raspberry Pi. In addition to supporting the vast library of classic game music from the Commodore 64, this player also supports the playback of homebrew Commodore 64 music. Block diagram & Hardware configuration: The GPIO pins ...

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Portable raspberry pi (the easy way)

Today I will be showing you another project you can do with a raspberry pi. i've seen some people doing this project in a really complex way and i was basically just wasting money on screens and additional components, i decided to come up with my instructable and show you guy how this job is reallyDONE!! :) please VOTE or FOLLOW me. If you want to see some of my other cool fascinating projects i've created. ...

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Salvaging Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)

Almost all electronics have some sort of human interface, from blinking lights and beeping speakers to seven segment alphanumeric and Liquid Crystal Displays. This Instructable is about salvaging and testing Liquid Crystal Displays, and a couple tricks I know to make salvaging them more successful. I salvage; components can get expensive, LCDs can run $10.00 and up even SCRs and mosfets can cost over $100.0 ...

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Recessed Wall Mount for Rasberry Pi Google Calendar

This 'able takes Piney's "Rasberry Pi Wall Mounted Google Calendar" and shows steps to mount the screen recessed in the wall. I found that any mount - even a low-profile mount - put the monitor too far out into the walking space. Since I wanted mine in a hallway area, I needed to recess it. Since I was already going to be making a hole to pull power, it seemed only logical to cut a bigger hole and recess. S ...

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LCD Chip P017(serial) & P018(I2C)

Contents Windows Serial Windows I2C Raspberry Pi Serial Raspberry Pi I2C Arduino Mini Project Additional resources FAQ Purchase <Byvac Shop> <eBay shop> This is a 20 pin IC that will take either a serial or I2C input and convert this to suitable signals for a standard character type LCD display, these usually come as 16x2, 20x4, 40x2 lines etc. A unique feature of this IC is that it has three PW ...

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Raspberry Pi, I2C LCD screen and Safe Power Down button

The Raspberry Pi, just sitting there, asking to be played with... As I looked over my existing projects I noticed this sad little lone R-Pi sitting on my desk. Some time ago I bought it. Played with it a bit, installed NOOB image on the SD card, connected I2C LCD text display to it and a shutdown switch and played a bit with GPIO programming in Python. I want to make a car trip computer out of this R-Pi. Yo ...

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Interfacing a 16×2 LCD with Raspberry Pi

Hitachi HD44780 based 16x2 character LCD are very cheap and widely available, and is a essential part for any  projects that displays information. Using the I2C bus on Raspberry Pi ,PCF8574 IC, and Python characters/strings can be displayed on the LCD. The PCF8574 is an general purpose bidirectional 8 bit I/O port expander that uses the I2C protocol. The LCD(HD44780) is connected in 4 bit mode as follows to ...

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SmartFaire on Raspberry Pi 2

The SmartFaire is a project that uses the I2C bus on a Raspberry Pi 2, and two I/O port expanders to create an interactive game for the user. The game is called "Speed", where the user has to push all the lit buttons, simultaneously, as fast as possible. The goal is to push as many buttons as possible in 20 seconds. The user can choose to play the single player mode or the two player mode. Hardware Refer to ...

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