I’m going to explain in a little more about how to add a character lcd screen to your computer with a parallel cable.
First things first, what do you need?
- A parallel cable
– A LCD matrix screen (mine is a crystalfontz CFAH2004A-RGB-JP, 2×40, red backlight)
– 10K and 100Ohm potentiometer
– A flat IDE cable (or a lot of cable which will make a mess of it)
– Solder iron and multimeter for test purposes
Strip both the flat cable and the parallel cable so they are clean to solder
Solder everything folowing this scheme
It should be like this:
Lcd smartie config:
I’m using this screen for a server, so I only have the cpu/hdd/ram and network configured.
You can see my config at http://benwake.com/upload/lcd_smartie_eigen_config.rar
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