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Salvaging an LCD from a fax machine using an Arduino

I acquired an old fax machine that looked like a ripe source of parts, like steppers, IR sensors, micro switches and things.  As it turned out, it was.  It also had a nice looking 2 x 16 character LCD.  However, after taking everything apart, I found the LCD only had 13 pins instead of the …

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Ariadne – a 1st person maze on a 16×2 LCD using Arduino

This game is a homage to Ariadne, the maze-generator from Inception 🙂 If you haven’t seen the movie yet – watch this video again after you do (you can also watch it now – it’s not a spoiler, it’s just funnier for inception-vets). The nice thing about it is that it’s a 1st-person game, so when you …

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How to use a 1602 16X2 LCD display with Arduino, TI Launchpad, and standalone MSP430 video instructions

I show how to use a standard 16X2 LCD display in three different use cases. 1. With an Arduino Uno 2. With a TI Launchpad MSP430 running Energia 3. Directly on a breadboard on an MSP430G2553 running Energia This LCD display is low cost – I paid $2.26, shipped, on Ebay. It uses the standard …

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Arduino LCD Twitter display

a.k.a. the gratuitously complicated bidirectionally communicating Arduino-based scrolling Twitter display and notifier. —- This project was mainly done as an excuse to learn how to use character LCD displays with my Arduino, and figure out how to make a bidirectional serial protocol.  One major design goal was that the hardware would take user input and …

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