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1  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Lifetime of EEPROM? on: December 29, 2012, 04:09:00 pm
I want to keep some data safe in case the power goes out, so I've been using the EEPROM library to write it out every minute or so.

Yes, I know the right answer is to monitor my power and write if it starts to fail.

I'm just wondering - am I going to damage the EEPROM/have it fail prematurely if I write to it so often? How many write cycles can it take?

2  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Sainsmart LCD2004 newbie question - can't get it working on: December 15, 2012, 04:17:19 pm
I GOT IT! It was 0x3F.

I ran http://omarfrancisco.com/i2c-bus-scanner/  (which didn't work in Arduino v1, but I ran it under 23 and it discovered the I2C device at 0x3F).

3  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Sainsmart LCD2004 newbie question - can't get it working on: December 15, 2012, 04:03:51 pm
Ok, still trying this, on the off chance that it's not actually defective.

I've looked around but can't find a datasheet online for this, and it's soldered on so I can't look and see. How can I figure out what the I2C address is?
4  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Sainsmart LCD2004 newbie question - can't get it working on: December 15, 2012, 03:11:11 pm
It looks based on some Amazon reviews like this may have come with a defective I2C board. I'm going to return it. fm, can you recommend a source to buy a LCD display with I2C that will work?
5  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Sainsmart LCD2004 newbie question - can't get it working on: December 15, 2012, 02:43:31 pm
Changing I2C_ADDR to 0x20 has no effect.
6  Using Arduino / Displays / Sainsmart LCD2004 newbie question - can't get it working on: December 15, 2012, 02:29:12 pm
I have a Sainsmart LCD2004 with 20x4 display.

I've removed the LiquidCrystal library that came with my arduino software, and installed instead fmalpartida's new-liquidcrystal library.

I have an Arduino Uno R3, and I connected the LCD2004's VCC to Uno 5V, LCD GND to Uno GND, LCD SDA to Uno A4, LCD SCL to Uno A5.

I tried running this code:

Code:
/*
** Example Arduino sketch for SainSmart I2C LCD2004 adapter for HD44780 LCD screens
** Readily found on eBay or http://www.sainsmart.com/
** The LCD2004 module appears to be identical to one marketed by YwRobot
**
** Address pins 0,1 & 2 are all permenantly tied high so the address is fixed at 0x27
**
** Written for and tested with Arduino 1.0
** This example uses F Malpartida's NewLiquidCrystal library. Obtain from:
** https://bitbucket.org/fmalpartida/new-liquidcrystal
**
** Edward Comer
** LICENSE: GNU General Public License, version 3 (GPL-3.0)
**
** NOTE: TEsted on Arduino NANO whose I2C pins are A4==SDA, A5==SCL
*/
#include <Wire.h>
#include <LCD.h>
#include <LiquidCrystal_I2C.h>

#define I2C_ADDR    0x27  // Define I2C Address where the PCF8574A is
#define BACKLIGHT_PIN     3
#define En_pin  2
#define Rw_pin  1
#define Rs_pin  0
#define D4_pin  4
#define D5_pin  5
#define D6_pin  6
#define D7_pin  7

int n = 1;

LiquidCrystal_I2C       lcd(I2C_ADDR,En_pin,Rw_pin,Rs_pin,D4_pin,D5_pin,D6_pin,D7_pin);

void setup()
{
  lcd.begin (20,4);
 
// Switch on the backlight
  lcd.setBacklightPin(BACKLIGHT_PIN,POSITIVE);
  lcd.setBacklight(LOW);
  lcd.home ();                   // go home

  lcd.print("SainSmart I2C tester"); 
  lcd.setCursor ( 0, 1 );        // go to the 2nd line
  lcd.print("F Malpartida library");
  lcd.setCursor ( 0, 2 );        // go to the third line
  lcd.print("Test & demonstration");
  lcd.setCursor ( 0, 3 );        // go to the fourth line
  lcd.print("Iteration No: ");
}

void loop()
{
  // Backlight on/off every 3 seconds
  lcd.setCursor (14,3);        // go col 14 of line 3
  lcd.print(n++,DEC);
  lcd.setBacklight(LOW);      // Backlight off
  delay(3000);
  lcd.setBacklight(HIGH);     // Backlight on
  delay(3000);
}

And nothing happens at all. (The backlight is on once I connect VCC and GND, but the display never changes - it just looks like this:



I'm clearly missing something simple... what do I do?

Thanks!
7  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Troubleshooting / Re: 0005 won't run on OSX PPC on: September 15, 2006, 08:04:38 am
Aha! Thanks very much.
8  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Troubleshooting / Re: 0005 won't run on OSX PPC on: September 14, 2006, 04:08:45 pm
Please read my original post, where I showed that I am already running Java 1.5.0_06.

I am running OS X 10.4.7.
9  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Troubleshooting / Re: 0005 won't run on OSX PPC on: September 14, 2006, 02:17:14 am
Software update says "Software Update doesn't have any new software for your computer at this time."

What is the latest version, and how can I get it if Software Update claims I'm already up to date?
10  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Troubleshooting / 0005 won't run on OSX PPC on: September 13, 2006, 04:37:58 pm
0005 won't run on my PPC Mac Mini:

[JavaAppLauncher Error] CallStaticVoidMethod() threw an exception
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: processing/app/Base (Unsupported major.minor version 49.0)


My java is:
bento:~ dmd$ java -version
java version "1.5.0_06"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_06-112)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_06-64, mixed mode, sharing)


What do I need to do to get Arduino working?
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