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ionito

I would like to get some hints about color LCD options:
cost, easy of use (with Arduino...), hardware interfacing.
Thanks!!!

Grumpy_Mike

More info needed.

Are you talking about a graphics display or a numerical display? Also you need to define best? Quality, price, size ....

You are limited with a graphics display as the arduino hasn't got enough memory to hold the image therefore you need a shield with LCD, memory and maybe a SD card interface.
Like this one:-
http://www.nuelectronics.com/estore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=18&zenid=6e79f2e540d93c5779f224676f7bb3e4

ionito

I really did not explain in details.

I just need the display for user operation only. That is, alpha-numerical messages is fine. Colors are interesting in order to enhance the user experience (warnings, successful operations, logs, etc, in different colors).

At least 4 lines with 16 chars is fine for the majority of apps.

The "best" actually is from the viewpoint of the guys here in the forum... I would like to get different opinions. This is my opinion so far:

Related to the cost, something higher than $40 for a device with the explained features seems to be expensive. The use of serial connection would be very easy. However, the use of multiple I/O pins depends on the existence or not of available libraries. If I have to create code to make the interface, I prefer to pay more for the hardware.


thanks

Grumpy_Mike

I am not sure if you can get multi colored alpha / numeric displays. You might have to go for a graphics display and drive it accordingly. A price limit of $40 will normally restrict you to the mass production devices. Four lines by 16 characters is much bigger than the normal display but is not out of the question.

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the use of multiple I/O pins depends on the existence or not of available libraries.

So do I take it from this you are afraid of actually programming?

ionito

No... not afraid of programming...
I am only trying to get ready-to-use solutions because I am also developing for more than 5 different projects...

Thanks

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