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02-21-2005, 03:56 PM
yo everybody...
i am some what new to the basic stamp game and i am very interested in using a stamp to control a lcd.
the interface to the stamp seems fairly simple depending on the lcd. but the programing is a bit above my head. it seems like it might be nessecary to know binary code. is this true? i have many more questions as well.·it would really help me out if someone could direct me to some good info on how·to set up and program an lcd.


02-21-2005, 06:13 PM
This question pops up frequently on the forum. You can search the forum or just download the articles and programs for Nuts and Volts #31 and #32 here which explain everything about parallel interface LCD's www.parallax.com/html_pages/downloads/nvcolumns/Nuts_Volts_Download_V1.asp (http://www.parallax.com/html_pages/downloads/nvcolumns/Nuts_Volts_Download_V1.asp)

If you bought an LCD with a serial interface, download the documentation and programs here:
www.parallax.com/html_pages/downloads/bsaccessories/documentation_accessories.asp (http://www.parallax.com/html_pages/downloads/bsaccessories/documentation_accessories.asp)

FYI parallel interface LCD's are usually less than $15, while serial LCD's are usually more than $40.

02-21-2005, 09:02 PM
My honest opinion, if you are working with any kind of microcontrollers, its a good idea to know binary code. That is of course if by "binary code" you mean converting decimal numbers>binary and back. There are TONS of pages out there that explain binary conversion.