I think a simple answer is available? Not familiar with the Arduino code yet. Ok, with Pbasic. :
Trying to run a LCD with a serial IC board. (MPJ 4 x 20) I have down loaded Arduino files to a UNO board and I works the display no problem. I have written PBASIC stuff to work the Parallax serial LCD with no problem.
No success with PBASIC to the MPJ board. ( https://www.mpja.com/download/35054opdata.pdf
) I have run the "scanner" Arduino program and have found the board "address" 0x27. Then used example Arduino programs to easily write to the LCD. With PBASIC I think the issue is the address required to send to the board ? Not real familiar with the code in Arduino I cant see where and when I put the 0x27 into the data stream to get the LCD to work.
Simplified here is my code :
SEROUT TX, LcdBaud, [LcdBLoff, LcdOn1, LcdCls]
SEROUT TX, LcdBaud, ["THE BASIC STAMP"]
Somewhere I assume I have to send the 0x27 ?
This seems simple but I am confused?
YES, I know it's easier without the serial board, but I am low on pins and don't want to run 6 foot of cable from my LCD to the STAMP board. Also is there an easy way to cripple the address requirement on the serial board?