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1  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Help with LCD Setup would be great on: September 16, 2011, 07:32:53 am
Ask away with questions.
Sounds like the Ebay seller didn't provide much information.
If you are looking for a data sheet, usually the part numbers on the back of the
glcd module can be searched to locate at datasheet.

---- bill

Your right about the lack of documentation, it came with absolutely zip,zero,nada,nowt.  so's all i got to go on is whats being served online in html / pdf / YouTube etc but to be honest the price for the board was great and the delivery was eeriely fast despite coming from hong kong *4 Days and one of those was because i was out and it needed a signature to collect/confirm delivery (my gfriend is ebay-a-holic)even she claims never to have seen the likes in regards to speedy delivery & that's from anywhere in Europe (excluding UK,which being home) -arg i digress on with the point (did i even have one?) ((Ah yes, yes i did()

so despite the lack of anything whatsoever in regards to pre-bundled literature/datasheets and the likes has been surpassed by the amazingly newbie friendly online communities (such as here and people willing to lend advice such as yourself  which are a godsend (i'd be waaaayyy screwed without people like yourself and sites such as here)

so today's the day i have put aside to get this lcd and my arduino to make up and play nice together, i will report back with my results if its of any interest to anyone out there.

perhaps i could even write up a tutorial on how exactly to achieve harmony with my Arduino ATMega128 and the TM1284L-2.

needs to be said again, thank you all (*esp you bill) for your efforts in this wonderful world of open source hardware.  Im already wondering what life without an new ongoing project might be like (*shudder***)

anytime your in the uk/london area please let me buy you a beer or breadboard or something)

2  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Help with LCD Setup would be great on: September 15, 2011, 01:19:36 pm
Thanks dude, your right the last thing i want to do is blow my board.  (im still very much in the honeymoon phase of my ardiouno love) so slow and steady it will be.

Im doing some more digging now, so i may soon have a few more questions coming your way.  (if thats ok?)

Im so impressed with the whole open hardware scene and the people like yourself who go out there way and help the lesser mortals such as I.

again many thanks, i feel like im just coming in from the cold and its looking like a nice place to explore n learn your time and advice is hugely appreciated.
3  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Help with LCD Setup would be great on: September 15, 2011, 11:08:34 am

would i be heading in the right direction by grabing the file mentioned and looking at the matching .h header file
ie ks108_Mega and using the info from there which reads -

/*  Configuration for assigning LCD bits to Arduino Pins */
 * Pins used for Commands
#define glcdCSEL1     33    // CS1 Bit 
#define glcdCSEL2     34    // CS2 Bit
#define glcdRW        35    // R/W Bit
#define glcdDI        36    // D/I Bit
#define glcdEN        37    // EN Bit

#define glcdCSEL3     32   // third chip select if needed

#define glcdCSEL4     31   // fourth chip select if needed

 * Data pin definitions
 * This version uses pins 22-29 for LCD Data
#define glcdData0Pin    22
#define glcdData1Pin    23
#define glcdData2Pin    24
#define glcdData3Pin    25
#define glcdData4Pin    26
#define glcdData5Pin    27
#define glcdData6Pin    28
#define glcdData7Pin    29

// Reset Bit  - uncomment the next line if reset is connected to an output pin
//#define glcdRES         32    // Reset Bit


or is that just being dumb??

again thanks a million for te help so far, - should i go ahead and try matching the pins or am i in danger of blowing my lcd? and or ardino??
4  Using Arduino / Displays / Help with LCD Setup would be great on: September 14, 2011, 01:44:18 pm
Hi all,

First id like to say the work you guys are doing with this tech makes me drool and loose sleep just thinking about all the cool stuff the arduino is capable of.

my reason for posting is im stuck and a total noob, so please be nice - i have looked around the forums but i cant seem to find a soloution to my problem *which is prob so simple nobody except me would have a problem like it.

i just received my (Arduino Kit Mega kit ATmega 1280 128x64 LCD Kit blue) but for the life of me i cant seem to get it to work, i love the simple diagrams that are provided for the tutorial sections on this site and i was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction as to a similar one which will allow me to connect the display to the arduino and just run a real simple "hello world" type program.  does anyone know of such a diagram an example being (  but for my model (Arduino Kit Mega kit ATmega 1280 128x64 ) i got it from ebay the address with further info can be found here (

it would mean so much if someone could help me out with this, i have a lot of respect for all you guys and im sure someone outthere can help a poor begger out.

thanks for reading. hope someone can help me out.

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