I've got a question, I haven't seen anyone else getting these strange results.
I have a HD44780 LCD and finally got it to display characters with the example. Only problem is, I don't see fruits I see characters like ->, 0, etc. It's like the character map used isn't correct for my LCD. Can these vary by LCD or isn't the ascii universal?
Any ideas? I've been playing with pins and am going to start probing to make sure all my connections are being made. Anything else I should look for?
Nevermind my dumb question. I was feeding corrupt data (data pins were backwards)