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Nov 17, 2012, 06:41 pm Last Edit: Nov 17, 2012, 06:43 pm by ArduinoPat Reason: 1
Dear All,

Here my setup ; Arduino Uno , LCD  connected with the PCF8574A ( I2C )  

I have experiment with the follow sketch:
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 * this sketch scrolls text left when tilted
 * text scrolls right when not tilted.

#include <Wire.h>
#include <LiquidCrystal_I2C.h>

const int numRows = 2;
const int numCols = 16;

const char textString[] = "                  * ArduinoPat *      ";
const int textLen = sizeof(textString) -1;
boolean isTilted = false;
LiquidCrystal_I2C lcd(0x38,16,2);

void setup()
  lcd.begin(numCols, numRows);

void loop()
  for (int position = 0; position  < textLen; position++)
   for (int position = 0; position  < textLen; position++)

In Row one the text scrolls ( that's what i want )
But i will also put text at Row two, but whatever i try , this text will scroll either.

Maby some of you can give me a correct answer , the text will stay at Row two.

Many thanks for reading this topic

Regards ,

Patrick ,The Netherlands


But i will also put text at Row two, but whatever i try , this text will scroll either.

That's what the scrollDisplayLeft() and scrollDisplayRight() methods do.

You want to emulate scrolling, by changing the message shown on line 1 each time through loop.

Show like so
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It isn't that difficult to shift the array around. Even better, though, is to simply print two different parts of the one array each time. First, print 0 to n of the array and nothing. Then, print 1 to n and 0. Then 2 to n and 0 to 1. Then, 3 to n and 0 to 2. Keep this up until you are printing n and 0 to n-1. Next time, you start over.

Get rid of the unnecessary curly braces in loop.
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Dear PaulS

Thanks for reply,

I want a text show at row 2 but without scroll effect,

Row 1 is scrolling text now , and that is what worked well now,

Maby you can show me an option to bring this at my sketch


Patrick ,The Netherlands


Jan 30, 2013, 08:07 am Last Edit: Jan 30, 2013, 08:09 am by job_revi Reason: 1
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// initialize the library with the numbers of the interface pins
LiquidCrystal lcd(12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7);

String txtsc,txtnosc;
void setup(){
  txtnosc="Text No Scroll";
  txtsc="Text Scrolling  "
  lcd.begin(16, 2);

void loop(){


String ScrollTxt(String txt){
 return txt.substring(1,txt.length()) + txt.substring(0,1);

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Jun 08, 2015, 01:47 am Last Edit: Jun 08, 2015, 01:49 am by Chamayo Reason: Remove ino
That worked great but then my ATTiny85 ran out space as fast as you can count bits. I want to post my results in case someone needs a little nudge in the future.

I stayed up all night tweaking out this code that works great with the ATTiny85:

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byte counter = 1, ceiling = 18,  leadingPos = 0;

void animation(byte textChoice){ //method accepting a number for distinct choice of text for message
 char * message; //33 characters sized for 20x4 LCD
 if(textChoice == 0){
     message = "Good Morning                    "; //33 chars exactly
 else if(textChoice == 1){
     message = "Good Afternoon                  "; //33 chars exactly
 else if(textChoice == 2){
     message = "Good Evening                    "; //33 chars exactly
 else if(textChoice == 3){
     message = "Good Night                      "; //33 chars exactly

   lcd.setCursor(ceiling,0); //ceiling initialized to 19 outside of method's scope
   for(byte n = leadingPos; n <= counter; n++){ //counter initialized to 0 outside of method's scope

 ceiling -= 1;
 counter += 1;
 if(counter >= 19){ //after 20th iteration for 20 pixel widths, increase leadingPos to snip leading characters
  leadingPos += 1;
 if (counter == 32){ //number equal to message length or greater outputs artifacts, while less results in incompleteness
  counter = 0 ; //reset counter to 0 after one successful scroll
  ceiling = 19; //reset ceiling to 19 after one successful scroll
  leadingPos = 0; //reset leadingPos to 0 after one successful scroll



I made a solution for this very same problem about a year ago, its somewhere on the forum though. If I had my laptop I would give you a working sketch but sadly I am on my tablet and won't be back home until tomorrow night. If you want, look up LCD compass and my username, you should be able to find the post.
My GitHub:

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