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1  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: 1602A lcd on: May 06, 2013, 09:07:52 am
I understand.  Thank you for your response and time.
2  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: 1602A lcd on: May 05, 2013, 07:59:56 pm
As the picture below shows I am powering the assemby with my own powersupply on the breadboard.  Therefore I did not hook up the arduino power and groud to power it.  I still have not hook up power for I have my own.  But connecting the arduino ground the bread board ground works.  *makes me wonder...  arduino's not grounded in usb?...*  Theres an engineering explanation for off to find it.

3  Using Arduino / Displays / 1602A lcd on: May 05, 2013, 05:00:29 pm
Hello,  I am trying to print to an lcd model 1602A.  The data sheet can be found here: posting I tried as hard as I could to find a solution by running many tutorials..adafruit, google,  arduino learning system and have come up with the same reult which is random characters on the screen.  I was using my code, then I switched to the example code "hello world" in the arduino IDE to be sure it wasn't me.  I have removed the jumpers and installed them many times due to everyones tutorial no hook it up like this.  I bought the lcd from amazon (no documentation other than the page I bought it from linking the data sheet).  The back says QC1602A  V2.0.  Any one have any ideas.  Heres the code and pics.
  LiquidCrystal Library - Hello World
 Demonstrates the use a 16x2 LCD display.  The LiquidCrystal
 library works with all LCD displays that are compatible with the
 Hitachi HD44780 driver. There are many of them out there, and you
 can usually tell them by the 16-pin interface.
 This sketch prints "Hello World!" to the LCD
 and shows the time.
  The circuit:
 * LCD RS pin to digital pin 12
 * LCD Enable pin to digital pin 11
 * LCD D4 pin to digital pin 5
 * LCD D5 pin to digital pin 4
 * LCD D6 pin to digital pin 3
 * LCD D7 pin to digital pin 2
 * LCD R/W pin to ground
 * 10K resistor:
 * ends to +5V and ground
 * wiper to LCD VO pin (pin 3)
 Library originally added 18 Apr 2008
 by David A. Mellis
 library modified 5 Jul 2009
 by Limor Fried (
 example added 9 Jul 2009
 by Tom Igoe
 modified 22 Nov 2010
 by Tom Igoe
 This example code is in the public domain.

// include the library code:
#include <LiquidCrystal.h>

// initialize the library with the numbers of the interface pins
LiquidCrystal lcd(12,11,5,4,3,2);

void setup() {
  // set up the LCD's number of columns and rows:
  lcd.begin(16, 2);
  // Print a message to the LCD.
  lcd.print("hello, world!");

void loop() {
  // set the cursor to column 0, line 1
  // (note: line 1 is the second row, since counting begins with 0):
  lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
  // print the number of seconds since reset:

Thank you for your time.
4  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: Solder diameter on: June 02, 2012, 08:40:34 am
I remember those places... Before the days of disposable TVs...

Disposable!!  Give it to me to delsolder.... dont throw it away....   smiley-twist
5  Using Arduino / Motors, Mechanics, and Power / Re: How do I power my 7 v motor with my arduino uno (NEWB) on: May 22, 2012, 08:45:29 pm
The big terminal blocks are for power, 10-22 awg wire or so.  4.5v to 25v or so. 
6  Using Arduino / Motors, Mechanics, and Power / Re: How do I power my 7 v motor with my arduino uno (NEWB) on: May 22, 2012, 07:49:07 pm
An arduino motor shield will work  smiley
7  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Antenna circuit simulation-SPICEIV on: May 05, 2012, 12:12:29 pm
Hello, I recently came across a radient energy schematic and am trying it in the SPICEIV simulator. Trouble is that I can not find the antenna component in the simulator. Does anyone else use or have used SPICEIV that can point me in the right direction? I am having a hard time believing that I can make this circuit in a simulator due to the fact I may have to tell the simulator what voltage the antenna will receive, where as in real life I may need a large antenna that is going to have random voltage if any. Thanks in advance for any replies/help.

8  Topics / Robotics / Re: Dagu Rover 5 chassis robot demo on: April 07, 2012, 11:33:43 pm
The forum is incredibly slow right now, it's taking 5 minutes for a page to load, so please bear with me.....

Your not alone,  the site is sooo slow lately.   Whats goin on? ...   Wait don't answer that.  I will start my own thread to hijack.
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