LCD Smartie Kit 20X4 LCD with USB/UART Interface

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The LCD Smartie Kit 20X4 White on Blue with USB/UART Interface is a module that can display all kinds of stats, data, text, and characters directly from your PC and the Internet.


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The LCD.exe program (Under the Resources tab) can directly interface to the LCD and display whatever 4 line by 20 character wide message you'd like to put on it. The same message will also display in LCD.exe program on your desktop. To configure your LCD with this program just right click the display that appears on the set it up to your corresponding COM port and character display (20X4) and then input whatever text you'd like to display.

Use the open source LCDsmartie program (for Windows) to display realtime data such as RSS feeds, Computer hardware statistics (CPU temperature, fan speed, memory usage, etc.), Winamp data (song titles, time remaining, etc.), Network stats (speed, bytes transferred, etc.), Gamestats for games such as Quake III and Half-life, email data, and more.

There are a bunch of RSS feeds supplied but feel free to paste in your own links and watch the LCD scroll your favorite feeds. In order to configure the LCD in the LCDsmartie software just choose the 'matrix.dll' plug-in and configure it to the COM port that the display module shows up as (ex: COM3, 9600). Inside the software you can also freely adjust the LCD contrast and brightness from the LCDsmartie software with a quick and easy slide bar.

Another bonus feature is that this module is a very affordable serial-parallel LCD interface that comes with a 20X4 LCD!!!

Be aware that to use this module with your PC you'll have to install the SiLabs CP2102 driver which allows the module to serially communicate with your PC via USB.

 Features:

  1. Integrates a 20*4 (blue background, white characters) LCD as the main display
  2. Can be fixed into PC case or just sit on a desk
  3. Features a programming/debugging header to interface to the onboard PIC16F722 microcontroller via a PICkit or equivalent
  4. Includes mounting hardware, threaded standoffs, and Allen key tool
  5. Comes with USB mini-B cable and Internal 9-pin female to female USB header cable
  6. Serial TTL header available to directly communicate with a TTL level microcontroller
  7. There empty pads for an RS232 to TTL converter chip (such as the MAX232 in an 16-pin SOIC package) and a RS232 breakout header.
  8. Brightness sensor header available

Specifications:

  1. Operation Temperature:0? to +60?
  2. Storage Temperature: -10? to 70?
  3. Outline Dimension?120.65 (mm) X 60.96 (mm) X 35.92(mm)

Applications:
To display system and other editable information

Version No.: Edition I
Software: Compatible with LCD Smartie only
On-board Components: USB-to-TTL serial port converter CP2102
Ports Available: 1. USB mini B, US

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