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With the version of the IDE you'll probably get about 25kB of code using most of the features.




Hi,  I lived in Genova last year but now back in Vermont USA.

A display like this uses only 2 Arduino pins (Plus 5V and Ground):  http://goo.gl/psfWb  (4 line versions available also).

How-to for these displays is on http://arduinoinfo.info  here: http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/LCD-Blue-I2C

If you use relays to control the outlets, look at these: http://goo.gl/rG5iT 

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Aug 27, 2012, 04:45 pm Last Edit: Aug 27, 2012, 04:57 pm by SukkoPera Reason: 1
Thanks, but I've found a suitable solution for the display meanwhile :). I still haven't implemented it in this project, but I have already successfully used a 2-wire connection through a shift register and the NewLiquidCrystal library. I'm even thinking of trying the one-wire solution but that will require a latching SR, which I don't have at the moment. I've much improved my soldering skills, also 8).

I also already have similar relay boards for my tests, but without the optocouplers. They were the cheapest I could find in the EU. I'd love to get yours (the 30A one in particular!) but I'm always afraid of customs duties when ordering abroad. I'm waiting for some SSR's from HK and I'm hoping they won't get hold of them :).

PS: Hope you liked Genova, it's quite close to where I live!

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