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02-04-2005, 04:31 PM
How can use the LCD screen from a Motorola Advisor pager in BS2 projects?
02-07-2005, 12:24 AM
I'm going to guess you won't be able to directly.· The LCD displays in many commercial devices, especially those in in Cel-Phones and Pagers do not usually have controllers built-in.· If you're still interested I can point you to a chip designed to control these types of displays, but it will probably be difficult to interface since these types of LCDs usually also have non-standard layouts for the connections, and even then you usually can't connect a wire to the display.· Most of the ones I have seen have a special carbon/rubber pressure contact which connects them to the PCB.
02-07-2005, 07:41 PM
OK, thanks.... I get the point.
I will use a serial LCD...
02-08-2005, 08:53 AM
Well, you can use a Serial or Parallel LCD on the BASIC Stamp.· Obviously the Serial LCD uses less I/O pins.· You could also buy a surplus LCD and add a serial backpack to it.· At least with a standard display you'd have more options.· Have fun!